Prevention of overuse sports injuries in the young athlete

Orthop Clin North Am. 2013 Oct;44(4):553-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2013.06.009. Epub 2013 Aug 29.


The purpose of this article is to review the current theories regarding prevalence, mechanism, and prevention strategies for overuse injuries in a young athletic population. This information provides valuable insight into the state of the current evidence regarding overuse injuries in young athletes as well as the potential future directions in the development of overuse injury prevention interventions.

Keywords: Injury prevention; Mechanism; Overuse injury; Sports specialization.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Athletic Injuries / prevention & control*
  • Child
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors