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Distal Radial Physeal Stress Syndrome

  • occurs in up to 25% of  non-elite gymnasts
  • premature closure of distal radial physis with distal ulnar overgrowth producing positive ulnar variance

Distal Radial Physeal Stress Clincal Evaluation

  • tenderness at distal radial physis on young gymnast

Distal Radial Physeal Stress Treatment

  • 3-6 months of rest.

Distal Radial Physeal Stress References

  • (Mandelbaum, Am J Sports Med 17:305;1989)



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