Acromial fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


History of fall from bike 2 months back. Injury to left upper chest. History of left upper posterior rib fracture. Complaining of pain in left shoulder. Referred to check rotator cuff integrity.

Patient Data

Age: About 65 yrs
Gender: Male

Intact and normal echopattern of rotator cuff.

No bursal effusion.

No gleno-humeral effusion.

Acromion shows cortical breach, fragmentation.


Ultrasound findings favored acromian fracture or very less likely an os acromiale. Shoulder axial view radiograph was done to differenciate them.

Fracture line through acromion process of scapula.

If corticated margins are noted on both sided of lucency, it favors os acromiale.

Case Discussion

Findings of normal and intact cuff with acromial fracture.

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Case information

rID: 30094
Published: 18th Jul 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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