Stress fracture of the clavicle in a collegiate diver.
PURPOSE: This is the first reported case of a stress fracture of the clavicle in a collegiate diver. CASE SURVEY: A 20-year-old collegiate platform diver developed left clavicular pain after training for several months. Radiographs and radionuclide bone scan supported a diagnosis of a stress fracture of the left midclavicle. Complete fracture healing followed a period of active rest.
DISCUSSION: A literature review of clavicle stress fractures is discussed. The open-hand diving technique used by this diver for water penetration may have caused repetitive stresses to radiate up the arm to the clavicle.
RELEVANCE: Stress fractures should be considered in the differential diagnosis of clavicular pain in a diver.
Published In/Presented At
Waninger KN. Stress fracture of the clavicle in a collegiate diver. Clin J Sport Med. 1997 Jan;7(1):66-8. doi: 10.1097/00042752-199701000-00013.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine