Acromial fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bahman Rasuli


Direct trauma to the top of the right shoulder.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Mildly displaced vertical fracture line with surrounding bone marrow edema/bruise is seen through the acromial process middle third portion.

Low lying type II acromion also is noted.

The acromioclavicular joint is unremarkable.

Subacromial/subdeltoid bursal effusion is present.

Abnormal intrasubstance increased fluid signal and thickening is present along with the supraspinatus tendon fibers related to tendinosis.

The bifid biceps tendon is in the bicipital groove and has a normal appearance.

Case Discussion

Isolated acromial fracture without associated shoulder injuries rarely occurs and often associated with rotator cuff injury and impairment of shoulder function.

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Case information

rID: 72090
Published: 9th Nov 2019
Last edited: 10th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Jame Jam Imaging Center

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