Arming the Athlete: A Multifaceted Approach to Little League Elbow
In 2018, over 25 million children between the ages of 6-12 played baseball. Since 2000, the rate of pitching-related injuries has doubled. Little League Elbow has reached epidemic levels and is increasingly treated by the hand surgeon/therapist team. This course will focus on the pathophysiology, risk factors, evaluation, the kinetic-chain, age-specific treatment/interventions and return-to-play from both the surgeon's and therapist's perspective. Clinical cases will be presented to provide a detailed understanding on how to provide care to the patient with Little League Elbow and safely return them to play.
Identify the symptoms, presentation and risk factors involved with Little League Elbow.
Describe the evaluation and treatment of the patient with Little League Elbow.
Recognize the importance of the kinetic-chain approach when treating the patient with Little League Elbow.
Choose safe return-to-play strategies for the patient with Little League Elbow.