Injuries to the knee are common among young athletes. Three percent of all injuries in children between 5–9yr of age occur at the knee. This rate is doubled in children between the ages of 10–14 (5.9%) and 15–19 (6.2%) (1). The number of knee injuries can be partially attributed to the increase in organized youth sport.


Posterior Cruciate Ligament Patellar Tendon Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Medial Collateral Ligament Knee Injury 
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  • Michelle McTimoney
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  1. 1.Department of Emergency Medicine, IWK Health CenterDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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