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Symptomatic SLAP Tear and Paralabral Cyst in a Pediatric AthleteA Case Report
Asheesh Bedi, MD1; Christopher Dodson, MD1; David W. Altchek, MD1
1 Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, 525 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021. E-mail address for A. Bedi: bedia@hss.edu. E-mail address for C. Dodson: dodsonc@hss.edu. E-mail address for D.W. Altchek: altchekd@hss.edu
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Disclosure: The authors did not receive any outside funding or grants in support of their research for or preparation of this work. Neither they nor a member of their immediate families received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity.

Investigation performed at the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Copyright ©2010 American Society for Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Mar 01;92(3):721-725. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.00304
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Shoulder injuries in pediatric and adolescent athletes are being increasingly encountered by orthopaedic surgeons as early participation in throwing sports continues to grow at a rapid rate1-8. While shoulder pain is a common complaint of both adult and pediatric athletes, the etiology of their symptoms is often very different. Rotator cuff tears and labral pathology are common causes of shoulder pain in skeletally mature throwing athletes, yet these structures have rarely been reported as a cause of shoulder pain in the skeletally immature thrower9-13. Chronic overuse resulting in proximal humeral epiphysiolysis (Little League shoulder syndrome), osteolysis of the distal end of the clavicle, or injury to the capsulolabral complex have more frequently been implicated1-8. We present the case of an eleven-year-old baseball player with a symptomatic superior labral tear and paralabral cyst. The parents of the patient were informed that data concerning the case would be submitted for publication, and they consented.
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