Shoulder pain has many different causes and treatments. It isn't easy to know the difference between different types of shoulder pain, like a frozen shoulder, shoulder blade pain, or symptoms of a rotator cuff tear. This is why you need to get medical attention if you have shoulder pain—and the treatment is tailored to the cause, your overall health, and your level of activity.
Distal clavicle osteolysis is shoulder joint pain at the end of the collarbone that is the result of bone disintegration and damage. The most common symptom is a sharp or aching pain at the junction of the acromioclavicular joint (AC joint) and collarbone.
Surgical techniques to treat recurrent shoulder instability are effective but prone to non-union of bone grafts held in place by screws alone. A study published online by The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery suggests that a new technique – borrowing a design used for centuries in Chinese architecture and woodworking – can provide an effective approach to shoulder stabilization.