Upper Extremity Injuries in Young Athletes

  • Andrea S. Bauer
  • Donald S. Bae

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Dennis E. Kramer, Timilehin Wusu
    Pages 7-20
  3. Robert L. Parisien, Benton E. Heyworth
    Pages 21-44
  4. Alton W. Skaggs, Brian M. Haus
    Pages 45-60
  5. Donald S. Bae
    Pages 61-77
  6. Elspeth Ashley V. Hart, Kate W. Nellans
    Pages 79-93
  7. Ameya V. Save, Felicity G. Fishman
    Pages 95-107
  8. Katherine C. Faust, Allan E. Peljovich
    Pages 109-137
  9. Julie Balch Samora
    Pages 139-164
  10. Anna M. Acosta, Suzanne E. Steinman
    Pages 165-188
  11. Andrea S. Bauer
    Pages 189-208
  12. Andrea Stracciolini, Sarah S. Jackson, Pierre d’Hemecourt
    Pages 209-230
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 231-235

About this book


This unique book focuses exclusively on upper extremity injuries in the young athlete, including the latest evidence on current diagnostic and treatment strategies. Comprised of the most up-to-date information in the field, much of which is not in the existing literature, it proceeds anatomically from the shoulder down, covering the diagnosis and management of conditions of bones, muscles, ligaments and nerves. Shoulder injuries in the adolescent footballer, thrower and swimmer are discussed in detail, along with the pitcher's elbow and the wrist of the golfer, gymnast and tennis player. In addition to sports-specific injuries, carpal and common hand and nerve injuries, seen across multiple sports, are likewise described, as is the use of ultrasound in injury diagnosis.
Injuries of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand are among the most common in young athletes, and pediatric orthopedic and sports medicine specialists are seeing these injuries of the upper extremity with increasing frequency. Upper Extremity Injuries in Young Athletes will be a valuable resource in evaluating and treating young athletes in order to get them back on the field. 


Adolescent athlete Carpal injury Footballer's shoulder Golf wrist Gymnast's wrist Hand injury Jammed finger Musculoskeletal ultrasound Pitcher's elbow Swimmer's shoulder Tennis wrist Thrower's shoulder Upper extremity injury

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea S. Bauer
    • 1
  • Donald S. Bae
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-56650-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-56651-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-266X
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-2678
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