Arming the Athlete: A Multifaceted Approach to Little League Elbow

Date/Time: Fri, October 2, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM


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.