Pediatric sports injuries are becoming more prevalent as children participate in sports. This has resulted in more imaging of pediatric injuries. The growing skeleton has features that result in unique injury patterns and radiologic findings. The article discusses the special features of bones including the growth plate, apophyses, cortex, and periosteum. Pediatric-specific sports injuries and conditions in the most common joints are then reviewed including the elbow, hip, and knee. The imaging appearances of these entities will be described with a multimodality approach including radiographs, CT, ultrasound, and MRI. The most important radiologic findings to identify will be highlighted throughout the article.
Clin Sports Med (Clinics in sports medicine)
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