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Youth Distance Running and Lower Extremity Injury: A Systematic Review.

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Paz, T; Meyers, RN; Faverio, CN; Wang, Y; Vosburg, EM; Clewley, DJ
Published in: Int J Environ Res Public Health
July 15, 2021

Distance running is a popular youth sport. This systematic review identified and examined the effects of youth distance running and lower extremity musculoskeletal injury. Scientific databases were searched from database inception to May 2020. Two hundred and fifty-eight full texts were screened, with nine articles retained for data extraction. Seven of the studies were case reports or case series. Two case reports involved an apophyseal hip fracture. No correlation was found between running mileage or gender and sustaining an injury. Middle school runners reported fewer injuries than high school runners. Cross country accounted for less than 10% of injuries in youth under 15 compared to other track activities. The main finding was a paucity of research. Available literature suggests youth can participate in distance running with minimal adverse effects. One exception may be increased vulnerability to growth plate injury. Additional research is needed, especially in those under 10, as literature in this population is nonexistent.

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Int J Environ Res Public Health

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1660-4601

Publication Date

July 15, 2021

Volume

18

Issue

14

Location

Switzerland

Related Subject Headings

  • Toxicology
  • Schools
  • Running
  • Lower Extremity
  • Leg Injuries
  • Humans
  • Adolescent
 

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Paz, T., Meyers, R. N., Faverio, C. N., Wang, Y., Vosburg, E. M., & Clewley, D. J. (2021). Youth Distance Running and Lower Extremity Injury: A Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 18(14). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147542
Paz, Tatiana, Rachel N. Meyers, Cayla N. Faverio, Yuxuan Wang, Emily M. Vosburg, and Derek J. Clewley. “Youth Distance Running and Lower Extremity Injury: A Systematic Review.Int J Environ Res Public Health 18, no. 14 (July 15, 2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147542.
Paz T, Meyers RN, Faverio CN, Wang Y, Vosburg EM, Clewley DJ. Youth Distance Running and Lower Extremity Injury: A Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jul 15;18(14).
Paz, Tatiana, et al. “Youth Distance Running and Lower Extremity Injury: A Systematic Review.Int J Environ Res Public Health, vol. 18, no. 14, July 2021. Pubmed, doi:10.3390/ijerph18147542.
Paz T, Meyers RN, Faverio CN, Wang Y, Vosburg EM, Clewley DJ. Youth Distance Running and Lower Extremity Injury: A Systematic Review. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jul 15;18(14).

Published In

Int J Environ Res Public Health

DOI

EISSN

1660-4601

Publication Date

July 15, 2021

Volume

18

Issue

14

Location

Switzerland

Related Subject Headings

  • Toxicology
  • Schools
  • Running
  • Lower Extremity
  • Leg Injuries
  • Humans
  • Adolescent