Distal Clavicle Osteolysis

Author: Karson Mostert, MD
Affiliation: Mayo Clinic
Co Author(s): Benjamin Kopecky, MD Cara Prideaux, MD
Senior Editor: Wesley Troyer, DO

Clinical Vignette: A physically active 30-year-old male presents to the sports medicine clinic for anterior shoulder pain that is worse during and after performing push-ups. A positive Scarf test is noted.

Type of Probe Used: Linear LA4-18B transducer

Short axis view of the left acromioclavicular joint.

Short axis view of the left acromioclavicular joint. An increased distance is noted between the acromion and the clavicle. The cortex of the distal clavicle is degraded while the acromion remains intact.
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A scan from anterior to posterior involving the clavicle on the left of the screen with osteolysis visualized and then acromion on the right side of the screen.

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