“Little league elbow”–acute traction apophysitis in an adolescent badminton player.

Blohm D, Kaalund S, Jakobsen BW. Scand J Med Sci Sports 1999 Aug;9(4):245-7

A case of an acute traction apophysitis, “little league elbow”, in an adolescent badminton player is presented. After a period of intense badminton activity, the patient developed typical signs of inflammation related to his elbow. X-ray showed soft tissue calcifications and ultrasound showed intra-articular swelling and a possible apophysitis related to the elbow. After a period of immobilization followed by low activity he could return to normal sports activity.