ISSN 2380-2995 (Online)
ISSN 2380-2987 (Print)


Ronald W. Lindsey, MD
Zbigniew Gugala, MD, PhD

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Shoulder Pain in the Pediatric Baseball Pitcher: Is Continued Throwing Realistic?

Leonard E. Swischuk, MD

Department of Radiology, University of Texas Medical Branch; Galveston, TX, USA

Corresponding Author: Leonard E. Swischuk, MD
Department of Radiology
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX 77555, USA

DOI: 10.18600/toj.020206


The little leaguer's shoulder is a common and growing problem. Diagnosis can be made on the basis of clinical and plain film imaging findings. In the overt case, diagnosing the condition from plain films is relatively straightforward. However, with the more common subacute/chronic fracture, plain film imaging findings are more subtle and elusive. It is the purpose of this communication to illustrate these subtle plain film imaging findings.

Level of Evidence: V; Descriptive review/Expert opinions.

Keywords: Little leaguer's shoulder; Pitcher’s shoulder; Throwing athlete.