Clay shoveler's fracture in a volleyball player: Revealing an unusual source of pain

Iftach Hetsroni, Gideon Mann, Eran Dolev, David Morgenstern, Meir Nyska

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Abstract

Sudden severe pain in the neck is unusual in the absence of trauma. However, in active people, repetitive muscle contraction at spinous attachments may cause stress fracture of a cervical or thoracic spinous process, known as clay shoveler's fracture. The unique pain pattern in an 18-year-old Volleyball player led physicians to suspect the injury, but more advanced radiographic tests were needed to confirm the condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalPhysician and Sportsmedicine
Volume33
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

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