Radiologic case study. Stress-induced osteolysis of the distal clavicle.


Repetitive stress-induced osteolysis of the distal clavicle occurs in athletes who engage in upper extremity weight strengthening exercises and occupational overuse. Repetitive microtrauma is believed to cause microfractures and bone resorption with local pain. Conservative treatment usually is effective. If conservative treatment is unsuccessful. excellent outcomes can be expected after open or arthroscopic resection of the distal clavicle.

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@article{Preusen2003RadiologicCS, title={Radiologic case study. Stress-induced osteolysis of the distal clavicle.}, author={Scott E Preusen and Kenneth L. Pierce and Terrence C. Demos and Laurie McAdams Lomasney}, journal={Orthopedics}, year={2003}, volume={26 2}, pages={136, 214-6} }