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Bone Health Young Athletes - Monitoring and Investigating

How to monitor and investigate Bone Health in young athletes?

1. Influencers of bone mineral density

2. Bone health investigations

3. How to optimise rehabilitation after bone stress injury

Bone health is a key area of development in the wellbeing of young athletes and is crucial for their safe training and successful career progression. Bone mineral density (BMD) is often used as the main (surrogate) marker for bone health, and usually peaks in early adulthood when many athletes are reaching the heights of their athletic potential (1). Ensuring young athletes reach their sporting goals without impacting their bone health can be a difficult challenge.

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