Hip injuries in skeletally immature athletes
Nowadays, children play no more in the outdoors, while they regularly participate in competitive activities, being guided by specialists. As compared with the past, injuries are bigger in number, since several tissues are more often being exposed to external risk and obviously they are more intensely overworked. The area of pelvis and hip is more often affected. Transient synovitis is the most common cause of painful limpness to the athlete child, apart from other potential severe situations (such us slipped capital femoral epiphysis, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, the avulsion fractures or stress fractures of femoral neck) which require our attention. Prevention has reduced the incidence of these injuries and it is considered more important than any other form of therapy. Parenthood is also very important in order to manage the situation. Doctor’s advice should be realistic and full of altruism and affection, because children’s delicate Psyche should be always respected.