Coracoid process fracture

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Sore shoulder after push bike injury.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Fracture through the spine of the scapula which extends to the base of the coracoid process. In addition, there is a further subtle lucency through the base of the acromion processes which may also represent a fracture. The glenohumeral and acromioclavicular joints remain enlocated.


Base of corocoid mildly displaced comminuted fracture extending medially along the superior margin to the superior angle of the scapula. Undisplaced fracture at the base of the acromion.

Case Discussion

Coracoid process fractures are an uncommon type of scapular fracture. 

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Case information

rID: 43114
Published: 1st Mar 2016
Last edited: 9th Apr 2019
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