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Coraco-clavicular ligament injury

Injury to coraco-clavicular ligament is common with shoulder trauma, particularly with the involvement of clavicle. An important sign to diagnose or suspect coarco-clavicular ligament injury is the increased coraco-clavicular distance, which normally should be less than 1.3cm. Any increase in this distance should be highly regarded as possible coraco-clavicular ligament injury, unless proved otherwise. This injury is very common to miss, especially with presence of any obvious associated fracture (some radiologists call it - "Satisfaction of Search").

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