The Female Athlete Triad: An Under-recognized Sports Health Disorder

The Female Athlete Triad: An Under-recognized Sports Health Disorder
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Andrea Kussman, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
And
Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Female athletes are at risk for a potentially serious health condition called “the female athlete triad”
There are three components to this problem: low energy availability (possibly from an eating disorder), abnormalities in the menstrual cycle, and low bone mineral density
Teenage girls are particularly at risk
We often find that girls with the triad first seek medical care due to a possible stress fracture
Treatment can be complex, requiring care for all parts of the triad

The female athlete triad is a potentially serious health condition typically affecting teenage girls and young women…

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