Injury Risk and Maturity Status in Italian Elite Young Football Player

SUMMARY Background. Football is one of the world’s most popular sport with most players being younger than 18 years. Playing football can induce beneficial health effects in youth, but there is also a high risk of injury. In young football players, the relationship between injury risk in the different periods from peak height velocity (PHV) … Continued

Arthroscopic Management of Tibial Spine Avulsion in Children: a Retrospective Study with a Minimum Four Year Follow-Up

SUMMARY Isolated avulsion of the tibial spine occurs in children and can be associated with residual insufficiency of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Completely displaced tibial spine fractures are managed with open or arthroscopic surgical fixation. This retrospective study describes the results obtained with arthroscopic reduction at a mean follow-up of 81.6 months. Eleven patients were treated with arthroscopic … Continued