Acromial spur

Last revised by Dr Yuranga Weerakkody on 10 Sep 2021

Acromial spurs refer to bony spurs involving the acromion process (usually means a spur at the lateral end). If it extends inferior, it is then termed a subacromial spur. In that situation they can reduce the acromiohumeral interval and predispose to subacromial impingement. They are probably best evaluated on plain radiography in the sagittal oblique plane 1.

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: acromial spur
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