JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW

Taking the stress out of evaluating stress injuries in children

Camilo Jaimes, Mauricio Jimenez, Nogah Shabshin, Tal Laor, Diego Jaramillo
Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc 2012, 32 (2): 537-55
22411948
Pediatric stress injuries result from a mismatch between (a) the burden of activity on growing bone and cartilage and (b) their intrinsic biomechanical properties. Although the presentation of stress injuries varies with the specific physical activity and the site of injury, in children it varies primarily with the degree of skeletal maturation. During the past several years, there has been a substantial increase in the incidence of pediatric stress injuries. The differential diagnosis of a stress injury in a child or adolescent can be challenging because the injury sometimes can appear aggressive at imaging assessment. Awareness of the spectrum of imaging features of stress injuries can help the radiologist to reach the correct diagnosis and prevent unnecessary anxiety. This review depicts the range of stress injuries in children and adolescents in various anatomic locations, with emphasis on their appearances at magnetic resonance imaging.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article

Discussion

You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
22411948
×

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.

×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"