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Can the practice of yoga be dangerous? Considerations over a case of epiphyseal separation of the distal tibia in a teenager

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We describe a fractureseparation of the epiphyseal plate of the distal tibia (Salter-Harris type III, or juvenile fracture of Tillaux) in a 15-year-old girl. The case is of interest, above all, in that the trauma occurred during the execution of a yoga posture. The literature does not speak of complications or traumatic consequences of this type of activity. Analyzing the biomechanics of the traumatic event, it appears that even a physical exercise characterized by slow and gradual movements can cause severe damage, such as the injury described.

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Bianchi, G., Cavenago, C. & Marchese, M. Can the practice of yoga be dangerous? Considerations over a case of epiphyseal separation of the distal tibia in a teenager. J Orthopaed Traumatol 5, 188–190 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10195-004-0069-y

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Key words

  • Epiphyseal separation
  • Fracture of Tillaux
  • Growth plate