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Research & Investigations in Sports Medicine

Pelvic Apophyseal Injury in Children -A Guide for Medical Professionals Involved in Contact Sports

  • Open or Close Desai Pingal1,2* and Desai Sheel3

    1Orthopedic Attending-Southwest Medical Center, USA

    2Honorary Associate Professor of Orthopedics, University of Kansas, USA

    3Undergraduate student, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Desai Pingal, Honorary Associate Professor of Orthopedics, University of Kansas, Orthopedic Attending-Southwest Medical Center, Liberal, Kansas, USA

Submission: May 21, 2018; Published: June 07, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RISM.2018.03.000559

ISSN: 2577-1914
Volume3 Issue2


Pelvis consists of 5 main apophysis with several ligament and tendons attach to it. They fuse around 14 years in girls and 16 years in boys. They form a weak zone of attachment to the main pelvic bone and are prone to injury particularly during contact sports. These injuries should be kept into consideration by sports trainer at the side line, physical therapist, physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners involved in the treatment of children with pelvic injuries. Early diagnosis and treatment is associated with good functional outcome.

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