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Stress fracture of the proximal humeral epiphysis in an elite junior badminton player.
  1. K T Boyd,
  2. M E Batt
  1. Department of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery, University of Nottingham, Queens Medical Centre, United Kingdom.


    An elite junior badminton player presented with a chronic painful dominant shoulder after an intense training course. An acute stress fracture to the proximal humeral epiphysis was found. Two-plane radiography will identify abnormalities of the growth plate but comparative films of the unaffected side may also be required to differentiate subtle changes. Rest with subsequent rehabilitation is the appropriate management of these injuries although ideally they should be subjected to primary prevention.

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