Little League shoulder

A popular term for a fracture of the humerus through the proximal epiphyseal growth plate—the weakest point—of growing long bones, related to chronic stress on the shoulder joint from repeated overhead throwing of a baseball

Little League shoulder

Sports medicine A popular term for a fracture of the proximal humerus through the epiphyseal growth plate–the weakest point of growing long bones, the result of a shoulder articulation chronically insulted by throwing a baseball

Lit·tle League shoul·der

(lit'ĕl lēg shōl'dĕr)
Fracture of the growth plate of the humeral head in the adolescent, resulting from repetitive rotational stresses during the act of pitching a baseball.
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However, the highly repetitive action of pitching can result in overuse injuries of two joints, generally referred to as Little League elbow or Little League shoulder.
Rest is especially important for patients suffering little league shoulder, a stress injury commonly seen in patients who pitch.
Little league shoulder is an epiphyseal injury caused by repeated-joint stress from fast throwing.
Little league shoulder and swimmer's shoulder are especially common.
One growth plate is usually a few millimeters wider than the other one, which confirms the diagnosis of little league shoulder.