Stress fracture of the midshaft clavicle associated with ste
Stress fracture is generally a result of cumulative and repetitive stress in athletes, which accelerates the normal remodeling process of bones, and the most frequently involved areas are the tibia and metatarsal bones. Therefore, stress fractures of the midshaft of the clavicle are very rare.

A 58-year-old female was admitted to our hospital because of pain in the middle of the right clavicle. Based on laboratory and radiographic inspection, it was concluded that the stress fracture of the midshaft of the clavicle in this case was caused by sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis (SCCH). Because the clavicular fracture had no displacement or callus formation, conservative treatment with a clavicle band was undertaken. Shoulder function at the final follow-up visit was satisfactory.

Source: International journal of Surgery case reports

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