Apophysitis is an overuse injury to a growth plate, commonly seen in young athletes. Apophysitis can be seen in many different parts of the body, including the elbow, pelvis, knee, and foot. It is one of the most common injuries seen in elementary-age children and young adolescents.


An apophysis is a bony protuberance near a physis, or growth plate, and serves as the insertion site of major tendons and ligaments. A physis, consisting of cartilage and new bone, is where bones actively grow during development, and as a bone ...

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