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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Overhead shoulder injuries are variously named overused syndrome, rotator cuff injury, articular labrum damage, little league shoulder, and rotator cuff tear.
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.
Little league shoulder is an epiphyseal injury caused by repeated-joint stress from fast throwing.
Symptoms of little league shoulder are gradual onset of pain during pitching or over hand throwing.
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.
* Little league shoulder. This problem is an overuse stress fracture injury to the physis of the proximal humerus.