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Acta Ortopédica Brasileira
On-line version ISSN 1809-4406
EJNISMAN, Benno et al. Proximal humeral epiphysiolysis in a gymnast. Acta ortop. bras. [online]. 2007, vol.15, n.5, pp. 290-291. ISSN 1809-4406. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-78522007000500012.
CONTEXT: There are different causes for shoulder pain in athletes. Structures such as tendons and ligaments are frequently affected by injuries. In young athletes with immature skull, bone injuries must be ruled as a cause of pain. CASE REPORT: The authors present a case of proximal humeral epiphysiolysis in a gymnast and review literature addressing this topic. CONCLUSION: Injuries on proximal humeral physeal plates of athletes are uncommon. The early diagnosis and correct treatment can avoid deformity and functional deficits.
Keywords : Epiphysiolysis; Proximal Humerus; Little League Shoulder.