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Grand Forks, ND
A 27-year-old male asked:

What could cause a bone to constantly change? my clavicle keeps changing shape. some parts, the bone is eaten away, and others, the bone grows.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Don't know: Definitely not a "normal" complaint and should be thoroughly evaluated. There are some inflammatory conditions that can cause a resorption of bone and other parts of the bone can grow in response to it. An osteolysis of the lateral clavicle is also not uncommonly seen in weight lifters. Don't hesitate to be sen and fully evaluated.
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