What is little league elbow?

Also known as: Little League syndrome, Little Leaguer’s elbow.

Little league elbow is an injury to the growth plate on the inner part of the elbow. The growth plate is the place of attachment for the group of muscles that bend the wrist and twist the forearm. This injury is also called medial epicondylar apophysitis. It is a common injury in children and teenagers who are involved in sports that required repetitive throwing such as baseball, softball and tennis.


Reviewed by: Annie L Casta, MD

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