Elbow overuse injuries common in young baseball players

By Carolyn Rogers

Elbow overuse injuries are on the rise among young baseball players, according to a paper presented at the 75th AAOS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

“Our study found that 40 percent of child and adolescent baseball players had elbow pain and about 20 percent had osteochondral lesions,” reported Tetsuya Matsuura, MD. “The medial epicondyle was the most vulnerable area.”

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