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Br J Sports Med. 2007 September; 41(9): 557.
PMCID: PMC2465402


The study of the epidemiology of sports injuries in young athletes is still in its infancy: inconsistencies in injury definition and study methods make comparisons between studies difficult. Also, the hours and modalities of exposure to a given sport vary greatly between countries and depend on the level at which a given sport is played. This article goes some way to trying to “scientificise” this field, but our knowledge of the risk of injury related to sports in young children is still very incomplete.

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