Atraumatic osteolysis of the distal clavicle: Histologic evidence of synovial pathogenesis. A case report

M. E. Brunet, M. C. Reynolds, S. D. Cook, T. W. Brown

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Abstract

Osteolysis of the distal clavicle was diagnosed in a young male athlete following many years as a baseball pitcher with a supplementary weightlifting program. There was no history of ligamentous injuries, contusions, fractures or separation of the acromioclavicular joint. As such this case was categorized as 'atraumatic' osteolysis. Non-decalcified histologic sections from the resected clavicle suggest that the pathogenesis of this atraumatic osteolysis arose from the synovium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)557-559
Number of pages3
JournalOrthopedics
Volume9
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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