Among the youngest group of dancers (8-9 years) the most common injury is tendonitis (41%), while in adolescent dancers (14-16 years) knee injuries is leading cause of complaints (33%). Dancers are at high risk of injury. Dancers who had been injured in the past are at higher risk for re-injury.
Tendonitis in the foot or ankle joint is a common injury among the youngest dancers, while knee injuries are common among adolescent dancers. A routine screening of this dancer population by an expert in dance medicine will reduce the risk for an injury.
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