Osteitis pubis, Tc-99m MDP, and professional hockey players

Clin Nucl Med. 1992 Nov;17(11):861-3. doi: 10.1097/00003072-199211000-00004.


Three cases of osteitis pubis detected by bone scanning with Tc-99m MDP in professional ice hockey players are presented. This entity is related to mechanical stress and aggravated by forceful contraction of the adductor and rectus abdominis muscles. The signs, symptoms, and laboratory data are relatively nonspecific, as are radiographic findings in the early stage (pubic symphysitis). The use of bone scanning in the appropriate clinical setting aids in diagnosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Muscles / physiology
  • Adult
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / diagnostic imaging*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / etiology
  • Hockey / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Muscle Contraction / physiology
  • Occupational Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Occupational Diseases / etiology
  • Osteitis / diagnostic imaging
  • Osteitis / etiology*
  • Pubic Symphysis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Stress, Mechanical
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate


  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate