Fractures in the Young Player

Fractures in the Young PlayerThe difference between adult and growing bone are as follows:

  • Tendon attachment sites (apophyses) are cartilaginous plates that provide a relatively weak cartilaginous attachment, predisposing to the development of avulsion injuries
  • Children and adolescents tend to suffer incomplete fractures of the greenstick type, which do not occur in adults
  • The structure of bones is different in childhood