Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are common in sports, particularly in the pediatric age-group. In the United States, there were 229,298 knee injuries reported in children under 18 years of age in 2001. This is likely an underestimate as many injuries are not reported and many others are seen by family doctors or in walk-in clinics, which do not report injuries. The incidence has been steadily increasing. The most common sports-related injuries resulting in permanent and long-term morbidity are knee injuries. Knee injuries are seen most commonly in sports that ...

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