Distal humeral epiphyseal separation in a young athlete: a case report

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1993 Nov;74(11):1216-8.


Elbow pain in the young throwing athlete can have numerous etiologies. Skeletally immature athletes commonly sustain epiphyseal injuries secondary to trauma and/or repetitive activity. The case of a 7-year-old Little League pitcher with the diagnosis of distal humeral epiphyseal separation is presented along with a review of the current literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Baseball / injuries*
  • Child
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / diagnostic imaging
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / etiology*
  • Epiphyses, Slipped / diagnostic imaging
  • Epiphyses, Slipped / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Humerus / diagnostic imaging
  • Humerus / injuries*
  • Male
  • Radiography