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The aging athlete: part 1, "boomeritis" of the lower extremity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22915420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this review is to describe the physiologic changes that occur in the musculoskeletal system during aging and the common injuries that occur in the lower extremity as a consequence of these changes. Several clinical presentations are addressed, and their differential diagnoses are discussed with an emphasis on the most likely injury for each presentation.
CONCLUSION: A unique quality of the newly aging group of people referred to as baby boomers is their expectation to continue exercising as they grow older, thus the incidence of exercise-induced injuries among older people is increasing. The concepts behind factors that predispose older athletes to certain pathologic conditions that affect the muscles, tendons, and bones of the lower extremity must be understood.
Jeffrey W Prescott; Joseph S Yu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  199     ISSN:  1546-3141     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-23     Completed Date:  2012-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  W294-306     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aging / physiology*
Athletic Injuries / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Leg Injuries / diagnosis,  physiopathology*
Musculoskeletal System / injuries,  physiopathology*

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