Division of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
njuries of the hip and pelvis in pediatric athletes are receiving increased attention. The majority of injuries are soft tissue injuries or apophyseal injuries that heal with nonoperative supportive treatment. Unique injury patterns can be seen in patients who have underlying pediatric hip disorders such as slipped capital femoral epiphysis, and Legg-Perthes disease. With the advent of hip arthroscopy and the development of more advanced imaging of the hip through MR arthrography, internal derangements of the hip such as labral tears, loose bodies, and chondral injuries are being diagnosed and treated with increased frequency. This article reviews the more common injuries of the hip and pelvis in pediatric athletes.
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