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Coracoclavicular joint

The coracoclavicular joint is a normal variant of the pectoral girdle. 


More common in Asians than in Africans or Europeans with a prevalence of ~10% (range 0.5-20%) with equal male:female distribution 1-2,4

Gross anatomy

There is a true articulation between the conoid tubercle of the clavicle and the superior surface of coracoid process, which can be either unilateral or bilateral.

Related pathology

Osteoarthritis may develop in this joint and be a source of shoulder pain 2,4

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Upper limb anatomy

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