July 1, 2016
Investigators of this study found an increased frequency in the diagnosis of little league shoulder and that a third of patients showed evidence of glenohumeral internal rotation deficit.
“With the rise of intensity and participation in pediatric sports activities, which includes baseball and pitching, we are seeing more sports injuries. This condition [little league shoulder], is being seen with increasing frequency,” Benton E. Heyworth, MD, from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, told Healio.com/Orthopedics. “While it is most common in male baseball pitchers, we have also seen it in other position players — in females and even in tennis players.” In an interview, Heyworth credited his team of collaborators.