MRI of Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents: What’s Different from Adults

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As the pediatric population continues to increase its participation in organized athletics, there has been a corresponding increase in associated injuries. The lower extremity is the most frequently involved site in individuals age 5–18, representing about 60 % of all injuries. Children and adolescents are susceptible to injuries that differ from adults. The pelvis, knee, and ankle all present unique diagnostic challenges to the physician. MR can be helpful in the young athlete, as it can better demonstrate apophyseal, physeal, or soft tissue injury that might otherwise be unapparent or underestimated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number45
JournalCurrent Radiology Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 14 2014



  • Apophysitis
  • Avulsion fracture
  • MRI
  • Pediatrics
  • Physeal injury
  • Sports injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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