Shoulder surgeons perform a Distal Clavicle Resection procedure to relieve chronic shoulder pain. Surgeons also perform this procedure if there is loss of motion from shoulder arthritis or impingement.  It is a minimally invasive procedure during which the surgeon removes some of the bone at the end of the clavicle to create more space.


  • Pain and weakness

  • Loss of motion

The clavicle is also known as the collarbone. It is located between your sternum (rib cage) and scapula (shoulder blade). Your clavicle also connects your arms to your body.

You can watch a general demonstration of the procedure below. However, your surgery may vary depending on the individual’s particular condition.