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Del Med J. 2004 Jan;76(1):11-4.

Little league shoulder: case report and literature review.

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Department of Orthopaedics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, New Jersey, USA.


When compared with adults, children have unique injury patterns secondary to their anatomical differences. The susceptibility of the growth plate to injury is well-documented. "Little Leaguer's shoulder" is the term used for injury to the open proximal humeral epiphysis in the Little League pitcher. We present a case report and literary review. Discussed are the possible etiologies, patient presentation, physical exam, radiographic findings, and treatment recommendations.

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