Sportverletzungen des kniegelenks im Kindesalter: Epidemiologie und prävention

Translated title of the contribution: Knee injuries in pediatric sport: Epidemiology and prevention

D. Theisen*, C. Nührenbörger, A. Frisch

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    Active sport participation should be encouraged in children and adolescents because of a variety of beneficial effects on health. However, regular physical activity also generates a significant proportion of knee injuries, which will affect future involvement and may have detrimental long-term health consequences. Because of the physiological processes related to biological maturation, knee injuries in children have a different pattern compared to adolescents and adults. Knee lesions are generally more common in boys, but in a sport context girls are more frequently affected. A series of other risk factors for sports injuries have been identified, such as age, injury history, context and type of sport, training volume, coordination and psychological factors. Those factors which are modifiable should be targeted for primary and secondary injury prevention.

    Translated title of the contributionKnee injuries in pediatric sport: Epidemiology and prevention
    Original languageGerman
    Pages (from-to)8-13
    Number of pages6
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009


    • Biological maturation
    • Injury pattern
    • Prevention
    • Risk factors
    • Sport practice


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