Lumbar spine injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes Cocuk ve ergen sporcularda lomber yaralanmalar.

Berk R. H.

Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica, pp.58-63, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume:
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Name: Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-63
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


During the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in sports participation by pediatric athletes. Spinal injuries thus have become a great concern. The unique nature of the pediatric spine should be well-recognized and low back pain in a pediatric athlete should therefore be taken seriously and evaluated thoroughly. In this review article, sports-related lumbar spine problems will be covered including overuse injuries, spondylolysis, pars stress fractures, spondylolysthesis, and lumbar disc herniation. Early identification of these problems will eventually minimize these injuries.