female athletes

In our first and second series of The Female Athlete Triad, we discussed the etiology of the triad spectrum and screening and treatment strategies.
The intense training programs found in elite youth athletics today prior to, and during puberty, may have a significant effect on the sexual maturation of female athletes.
Screening and diagnosis of the female athlete triad can be challenging for medical professionals, as all elements of the spectrum are not always apparent or fully developed.
Stress fractures are the most common injuries in athletics today. Athletes with stress fractures usually seek medical treatment for these bothersome injuries after dealing with ongoing pain.