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Excerpts — Structure and Function of the Musculoskeletal System-2nd Edition

Youth sports increase risk of physeal injury

Widespread participation in youth sports increase the risk of physeal injury, resulting in more permanent problems

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Physical activity helps reduce bone loss

Bone loss begins around age 45 – 50 and moves a at different rates during different phases

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Structure of the knee facilitates extension and flexion

Learn more about the tibiofemoral joint and the ligaments

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