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Osteolysis in the Clavicle

Posted by William on October 6, 2011

Q.I had shoulder pain from playing tennis. I played at least four or five times a week. My orthopedist diagnosed me with osteolysis of the distal clavicle. I have never heard of anyone with this problem.

I would like to know how and why this happens. Will it be chronic? I have not played tennis for two months, and I will probably not play for at least another month.


A.Osteolysis is a type of bone degeneration. In the shoulder, it typically occurs after an acute injury or after repeated stress.

Symptoms include a dull ache, weakness and pain with the arm in a throwing position.

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