p-ISSN: 1300-0551
e-ISSN: 2587-1498

Sabriye Ercan

Sports Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

Keywords: weightlifting, adolescent athlete, epiphyseal fracture, return to sport.


Sports-related epiphyseal fractures are extremely rare. Bilateral distal radius epiphyseal fractures of an male adolescent weightlifter have been presented. Following bilateral closed reduction and sportive rehabilitation he successfully returned to the sport. Adolescent athletes need supervision of an experienced trainer to avoid injuries when performing resistance exercises. Sufficient intake of micronutrients and vitamins such as Vitamin D which are influencing bone metabolism should be provided along with proper muscle strengthening program.

Cite this article as: Ercan S. Bilateral distal radius epiphyseal fracture in an adolescent weightlifter: Case report. Turk J Sports Med. 2020;55(1):56-60.