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What are common elbow injuries in children?

These are some common elbow injuries in children:
  • Elbow osteochondritis dissecans is an impairment of the blood supply that leads to separation of a portion of the articular cartilage and bone.
  • Little league elbow is an injury caused by repetitive stress on the elbow and may lead to delayed growth from fractures to the olecranon epiphysis, osteochondritis of the capitulum, and an avulsion to the medial epicondyle.
  • A fracture to any of the bones which make up the elbow joint.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Southern Utah University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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