Healthy Bones and Your Young Athlete

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GIVING CHILDREN THE space to recover after sports play goes a long way toward protecting their maturing bodies from overuse injuries. Children’s bones are still growing. That means growth plates—the areas of long bones where growth occurs—can complicate injuries that might occur playing sports that involve repetitive arm or leg use, says Jeffrey Reagan, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Arizona Mountain Orthopedics, who …