14 y/o with 2 weeks of right shoulder pain
msk shoulder all plain
Publication Date: 10 October 2003
14 y/o with 2 weeks of right shoulder pain. He is a pitcher in little league and has been practicing and playing daily.
Subluxation of the proximal humeral epiphysis of the right shoulder is noted. The normal left side is provided for comparison.
Slipped Humeral Epiphysis (Little league shoulder syndrome)
The slipped humeral epiphysis is a chronic stress injury in the dominant arm of adolescents who participate in ovehead sports such as baseball. It is most commonly seen in 12-15 y/o boys, frequently pitchers. Limitations on the number of pitches that a little league pitcher can throw have been recommended by the official Little League organization.