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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