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What is little league elbow?

Little league elbow primarily affects children and adolescent baseball pitchers. The stress placed on the inside of the elbow during pitching causes inflammation and, in some cases, fracture of the growth plate of the elbow. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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