Acromial keel spur

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Rotator cuff syndrome.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Female

AC joint osteoarthritis and severe supraspinatus tendinosis. There is an oblong spur at the acromial insertion of the coracoacromial ligament directed antero-medially and inferiorly.

Case Discussion

A subacromial keel is a spur on the anterior under-surface of the acromion, that is formed like the keel of a sailboat. It is highly associated with rotator cuff damage and tear1.

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Case information

rID: 19052
Published: 3rd Aug 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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