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Age determination by magnetic resonance imaging of the wrist in adolescent male football players
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    Re: Comment on age determination in adolescent male football players: It does not work!

    Yes, it does work Prof. Malina

    We thank Prof. Malina for his interest in our paper. In most sports, the performance of adolescent athletes is determined by their physical maturity and thus related to age. In order to guarantee equal chances for different age groups, age-related tournaments for male and female players have been established in football. However, due to the fact that registration at birth is not co...

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    13 March 2007 Comment on Age Determination in Adolescent Male Football Players: It Does Not Work!

    Dear Editor

    The recent paper of Dvorak and colleagues (2007) has as one of its objectives “…the possible use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which has no radiation risk, in estimating the age of healthy adolescent football players” (p. 45). It also proposed to “…evaluate the reliability and validity of t...

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