Shoulder impingement in overhead athletes: An uncommon complication of distal clavicle fracture


  • Antonio Corvino University of Naples “Parthenope”, Italy
  • Antonio Catelli University Federico II of Naples (UNINA), Italy
  • Fabio Corvino Cardarelli Hospital, Italy
  • Domenico Tafuri University of Naples “Parthenope”,


Athlete, Shoulder pain, Shoulder impingement, Distal clavicle fracture, Plain radiographs, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)


Impingement syndrome is one of the most common pain disorders of the shoulder. The causes are numerous and most frequently it is due to structural alterations of coracoacromial arch; however, in in rare cases it may be caused by malunion of distal clavicle fractures. We report our experience in the case of a young tennis player with shoulder impingement after a conservative management of distal clavicle fracture.


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Corvino, A., Catelli, A., Corvino, F., & Tafuri, D. (2021). Shoulder impingement in overhead athletes: An uncommon complication of distal clavicle fracture. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(2proc), S245-S251. Retrieved from

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