Apophyseal injury in children and adolescents are common and usually respond to simple unloading interventions. But what is the underlying pathology and why do some children succumb and others not? And why do some apophyses become painful and others fail completely with a complete avulsion? Despite these questions it is an area that is under-researched and few people have a specific interest in this area.
Listen to the insights of Dr Matthieu Sailly, who is a French sports physician who has expertise and research interest in injuries in young athlete. He was the head of the Aspire Academy medical centre where he worked extensively with highly trained adolescent athletes and developed experience on growth related injuries and long term development strategies for immature athletes in various sports.
Physeal injuries in children’s and youth sports: reasons for concern?: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/40/9/749.full
Sports-related acute and chronic avulsion injuries in children