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2019 May 15

J Bone Joint Surg Am



First-Rib Stress Fracture in Overhead Throwing Athletes.


Funakoshi T, Furushima K, Kusano H, Itoh Y, Miyamoto A, Horiuchi Y, Sugawara M, Itoh Y
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 May 15; 101(10):896-903.
PMID: 31094981.


First-rib stress fracture is considered a potential cause of nonspecific atraumatic chronic shoulder pain in adolescent athletes. However, the etiology in throwing athletes with first-rib fracture is still unknown. The purpose of this retrospective study was to investigate the characteristic clinical features and radiographic findings of overhead throwing athletes with first-rib fracture.