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Do repetitive stress injuries affect children differently than adults?

In teens, repetitive stress injuries tend to occur at the growth plates, which are the ends of the bones where most of the bone growth occurs. Teens may be at risk for repetitive stress injuries because they are experiencing periods of growth, which in turn may make bones, muscles, and tendons more prone to injury. Repetitive stress injuries found in teens are also more likely to result from repetitive motions from excessive computer or gaming time or from sports.

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