Coracoacromial ligament calcification

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Non-traumatic origin of left shoulder pain and abduction weakness for last few week.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

There is full thickness fluid defect replacing the supraspinatus tendon. Defect length is up to 9 mm. Rest of cuff tendons are intact. There is mild effusion in the subdeltoid-subacromial bursa.

There is a linear calcification at the anatomical location of the coracoacromial ligament; documented in two orthogonal planes.

Case Discussion

Ultrasound of an elderly lady with shoulder pain shows full thickness tear of the supraspinatus tendon. There is a calcified coracoacromial ligament.

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