Little league shoulder: case report and literature review

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


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Baseball / injuries*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Humerus / diagnostic imaging
  • Humerus / injuries*
  • Male
  • Radiography