Sports Injuries in Children and Adolescents

  • Apostolos H. Karantanas

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Diagnostic Imaging book sub series (Med Radiol Diagn Imaging)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Filip M. Vanhoenacker, Kristof De Cuyper, Helen Williams
    Pages 41-63
  3. A. Mark Davies, Suzanne E. Anderson-Sembach, Steven L. J. James
    Pages 65-81
  4. Gina Allen, David Wilson
    Pages 83-93
  5. Amy Liebeskind, Varand Ghazikhanian, Shobi Zaidi, Usha Chundru, Javier Beltran
    Pages 97-112
  6. Simon Porter, Eugene McNally
    Pages 113-123
  7. Ana Navas Canete, Milko C. de Jonge, Charlotte M. Nusman, Maaike P. Terra, Mario Maas
    Pages 125-143
  8. Richard J. Robinson, Philip Robinson
    Pages 145-162
  9. Hip
    Apostolos H. Karantanas
    Pages 163-189
  10. Anastasia N. Fotiadou, Apostolos H. Karantanas
    Pages 191-217
  11. Khaldoun Koujok, Eoghan E. Laffan, Mark E. Schweitzer
    Pages 219-232
  12. Radhesh Lalam, Victor N. Cassar-Pullicino
    Pages 233-261
  13. Eva Llopis, Mario Padrón, Rosa de la Puente
    Pages 265-276
  14. Carlo Faletti, Josef Kramer, Giuseppe Massazza, Riccardo Faletti
    Pages 277-287
  15. Apostolos H. Karantanas
    Pages 289-317
  16. Jan L. Gielen, Filip M. Vanhoenacker, Pieter Van Dyck
    Pages 319-345
  17. Maaike P. Terra, Mario Maas, Charlotte M. Nusman, Ana Navas-Canete, Milko C. de Jonge
    Pages 347-365
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 367-378

About this book


Children and adolescents increasingly participate in competitive sports, resulting in a higher incidence of acute and overuse injuries. While some sports injuries mirror those in adults, others are unique owing to the inherent weakness of the growing skeleton at specific sites. Imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of these entities, and radiologists need to be familiar with the advantages and limitations of the various imaging modalities when evaluating the injured young athlete. This book, written by leading experts from Europe and the United States, covers a wide spectrum of sports injuries seen in children and adolescents. The first part comprises a series of introductory chapters on topics such as the clinician’s viewpoint, the normal anatomy and variants, the imaging of articular cartilage, and the current role of ultrasonography in imaging injured young athletes. In subsequent chapters, each important site of injury is considered individually with the aid of informative images. The final part of the book resembles an atlas and presents the most commonly encountered injuries in the popular sports of football, skiing, water sports, tennis, and gymnastics. Throughout, particular attention is paid to the most recent advances in knowledge and imaging.


adolescents children growing skeleton imaging/diagnosis sports injuries

Editors and affiliations

  • Apostolos H. Karantanas
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. RadiologyUniversity HospitalCreteGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-88589-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-88590-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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