Prevention of overuse sports injuries in the young athlete

Mark V. Paterno, Jeffery A. Taylor-Haas, Gregory D. Myer, Timothy E. Hewett

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The purpose of this article is to review the current theories regarding prevalence, mechanism, and prevention strategies for overuse injuries in a young athletic population. This information provides valuable insight into the state of the current evidence regarding overuse injuries in young athletes as well as the potential future directions in the development of overuse injury prevention interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-564
Number of pages12
JournalOrthopedic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • Injury prevention
  • Mechanism
  • Overuse injury
  • Sports specialization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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