Prevention and management of common musculoskeletal injuries in preadolescent and adolescent female athletes

Mimi Zumwalt

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    Abstract

    After completing this chapter, you should have an understanding of the following: The important changes from prepubescence to postpubescence in females as far as anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal system is concerned. The pertinent differences and similarities between young females and males in terms of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. The occurrence of various common musculoskeletal injuries more unique to young female athletes, especially during the adolescent growth spurt. Several measures for prevention of athletic injuries from occurring in preadolescent and adolescent females. Different methods of orthopedic treatment for musculoskeletal injuries incurred by young female athletes, including specific recommendations for a regular conditioning program once healing is complete in order to enhance their physical fitness profile.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Active Female
    Subtitle of host publicationHealth Issues Throughout The Lifespan
    PublisherHumana Press
    Pages155-168
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Print)9781588297303
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2008

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