Beware of sports injuries in children!It can affect their development


A professor of orthopedics and traumatology at Yedi Tepe University Kouyol Hospital states that accurate and timely intervention in sports injuries is crucial to the growth and development of children. “In children, unlike adults, fractures that affect the growth plate of long bones can cause deformity in the next few years,” said Dr. Hasan Bombac.

Trauma stress and DDET moisture

The damage that can occur to the growth plate can occur in a variety of ways, he said. Dr. Bonbatch continued:

“One of the reasons for the injury is the intense exercise of the athlete, especially in split sports, which is highly motivated and exceeds the existing physiological limits. Is such tension a sudden injury (fracture from a growth plan)? Regardless, it can adversely affect growth. Or use injury (eg, gymnastic hand). “The most important factor in determining the outcome (damage to the wrist or spinal growth plan) is the growing cartilage. The severity and duration of the trauma to. There is no consensus on how much exercise has a positive effect on growth. ”

“The same trauma causes a variety of problems between puberty and puberty.”

Emphasize that childhood injuries can have different effects depending on the age group, Professor. Dr. Bonbatch continued:

“Sporting activities can not only promote growth, but can also cause failure to thrive. For example, intense sports (repetitive trauma) can delay the closure of the growth plate, which can lead to growth planning for the child. The injuries involved can be slower than expected, as resistance to thrive varies with puberty, although the same trauma causes head lesions during the “pre-adolescent” and “post-adolescent” periods. Growth can damage the cartilage “in the middle of puberty”. Damage to the epiphyseal cartilage due to compression (pressure) can cause bone growth arrest and deformation in the medium to long term, but the pulling force that comes to the growth plan at the physiological limit is the bone’s It has a positive effect on growth. On the other hand, tendonitis (inflammation of muscle fibers), which is common in sports injuries, is relatively rare in childhood. I’m injured. ”


“Injuries affecting early and long-term periods”

According to information from Professor Dr. Hasan Bombac, the cartilage damage peculiar to childhood is “osteochondritis dissecans” (OCD). A state in which cartilage fragments on the surface of a joint tend to separate from the joint, fall off the joint after separation, and move freely in the joint (“joint mouse”). Professor Dr. Bonbatch also pointed out that other head injuries, cartilage injuries, meniscal injuries, and serious spinal injuries can cause early and long-term problems.

It depends on the sport and the area injured. He explained that there were leg height inequality, permanent shoulder or knee instability, cartilage damage in the joints, and loss of arm and leg function.

A sign indicating that the injury is a CDD

Recall that the symptoms of serious injuries can vary from region to region, professor. Dr. Hasan Bombac provided the following information:

“For example, restricted movement of an injury in the neck area is a sign of serious injury. In areas of the knee that are frequently injured, the knee joint swells rapidly, feeling out of control under the knee immediately after trauma, or of the foot. As a result of trauma somewhere, the player gets up and continues to play, otherwise it indicates a serious injury. Apart from this, if there is continuous pain in the injured area, then Bone marrow, conditions that affect movement Loss of function that causes joints and walking disorders is important to be aware of serious injuries early and it is necessary to apply to the medical institution on time, so please contact the medical institution. You need to apply. ”

OCUUN’s psychology is important in treatment sessions

“In all other interventions, not just sports injuries, we need to take into account the psychological structure of the child. The psychology of the child playing sports is also important,” said the professor. Dr. Bonbatch provided the following information about the treatment:

“Children grow at very different rates in different age groups, but they are constantly growing individuals. Therefore, it is very important to make the right diagnosis and treatment properly and quickly. With these treatment approaches The growth potential of the child must be maintained at all times. Whether it is non-surgical treatment, surgical treatment, or treatment, it is done by choosing a method that does not damage the growth plate. When a surgical procedure is performed, the choice of the appropriate technique is as follows. It is even more important. ”

Going to sports without the risk of complete preparation for injury

The rehabilitation process is also important, especially in the process of returning to sports for children with sports injuries, said a professor of orthopedics and traumatology at Jeditepe University Kouyol Hospital. “This period depends on the type of injury, but regardless of the injury, returning to the sport before the athlete is fully prepared, increases the risk of re-injury,” said Dr. Hasan Bonbatch. With some tests you can determine if your child is ready. ”

Professor emphasizes that risk factors must be eliminated to prevent injury. Dr. Hasan Bombac concludes his words with:

“Sports injuries in children include future risks if the growth plan is affected, except for acute injuries. Therefore, in addition to proper diagnosis and treatment, reducing risk factors for sports injuries. It is more important to protect a child with an illness. Measures, quality of sports equipment (especially protective equipment), sports-built facilities meet standards, athletes are of equal size, weight and maturity. There may be, but may be required separately, to develop special training methods for the injury mechanism of some branches or groups of athletes (eg, female athlete-crosshead injury). It can affect them. ”