[Overuse injuries in children]

Rev Med Suisse. 2011 Aug 10;7(304):1549-52.
[Article in French]


The physical-activity and sporting at the child and the teenager is probably, in these years 2000, in full change. In a paradoxical way, extremely sporting children or teenagers are living beside extremely sedentary school-boys, neglecting the majority of the physical-activities and preferring a home-lifestyle. In the evaluation of overload sporting lesion of at teenager, it is thus imperative to take into account not only the individual characteristics of the child: its sex, its age, its stage of growth, its psychology, the presence or not of preexistent pathologies or anatomical disorders. It is naturally necessary to wonder about the training methods of the activity, but it appears fundamental to me to evaluate the child from a sensitivo-motor point of view and this can be carried out by assessments physio-therapeutic or aptitude tests carried out by doctors of the sport.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Humans
  • Motor Activity / physiology
  • Sports / physiology