Why sports injuries can be more serious in children than adults
Young athletes are not merely small adults. Children’s bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are still growing. An injury that causes a bruise or sprain for you can be a serious injury for your child because it can damage the growth plate.
Growth plates are the areas of developing cartilage where bone growth occurs in children. These areas are weaker than the nearby ligaments and tendons and much more susceptible to injury.
Pediatric Orthopedists have specialized training in treating growth plate injuries to assure the best possible recovery for your child.