Overuse Knee Injuries in Young Athletes.

The Physician and sportsmedicine

PubMedID: 27438499

Anderson SJ. Overuse Knee Injuries in Young Athletes. Phys Sportsmed. 1991;19(12):69-80.
In brief Because of their skeletal immaturity, children and adolescents are subject to a somewhat different set of overuse knee injuries than are adults. Described here are the diagnosis and treatment for the most common growth-related causes of knee pain in active young people: Osgood-Schlatter disease, Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease, osteochondritis dissecans, bipartite patella, medial plica syndrome, and discoid meniscus. In most cases these conditions respond to conservative treatment.