Upper extremity injuries in adolescent athletes

Edward G. McFarland, Efstathios Chronopoulos, Tae Kyun Kim

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Acute upper extremity injuries in adolescent athletes are more often fractures than ligament injuries. Elbow dislocation do not occur until the growth plates are closed. Wrist-ligament sprains are not common, where distal growthplate fractures are. Treatment of a shoulder dislocation in an adolescent athletes controversial but should be individualized for the patient. Arthroscopic stabilization of shoulder dislocations do not seem to work as well as open procedures in active athletes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalAthletic Therapy Today
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2002


  • Dislocations
  • Fracture
  • Shoulder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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