Imaging of the pediatric athlete: use and overuse

Radiol Clin North Am. 2013 Mar;51(2):215-26. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2012.09.014. Epub 2012 Dec 25.


This article highlights the unique patterns of sports-related injury of the upper extremity that radiologists are likely to encounter in children and adolescents. The injuries are classified as acute "use" injuries or chronic "overuse" injuries, and reviewed separately for the shoulder, elbow, and wrist. Recommendations for imaging strategies are provided and characteristic imaging findings are discussed and illustrated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Arm Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Tendon Injuries / diagnosis