little league elbow

(redirected from Pitchers’ Elbow)

Lit·tle Leagu·er's el·bow

refers to elbow pain in skeletally immature throwers (that is, pitchers in little league) that may result from various causes including Panner disease and epicondylitis of the medial epicondyle at the origin of the flexor muscles of the forearm.
Synonym(s): little league elbow
An overuse injury that causes medial epicondylitis, manifest as apophyseal tenderness with ulnar nerve irritation. If severe, Little League elbow may require surgery with possible lifelong arthralgia, due to injury of the physeal cells under the articular cartilage; permanent damage results from repeated and excessive axial loading, which compresses the cells against the osseous matrix; late sequelae: osteochondritis dissecans

Little League elbow

Pitcher's elbow Sports medicine A form of medial epicondylitis, manifest as apophyseal tenderness with ulnar nerve irritation; if severe, the LLE may require surgery with possible lifelong arthralgia, due to injury of the physeal cells under the articular cartilage; permanent damage results from repeated and excess axial loading, which compresses the cells against the osseous matrix; late sequelae, osteochondritis dissecans

me·di·al epi·con·dy·li·tis

(mē'dē-ăl ep'i-kon'di-lī'tis)
Inflammation of the medial epicondyle of the humurus due to overuse of the wrist flexors or to cumulative trauma, as seen in some athletes.
Synonym(s): Little League elbow.

Little League,

organized sports group for children.
Little League elbow - elbow pain due to repetitive throwing motion. Synonym(s): medial apophysitis