Coracoid process fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Pedestrian versus car. Acromioclavicular joint disruption?

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Right shoulder radiographs

Appearances of a coracoid process fracture. 

CT

CT Right Shoulder:

There is a comminuted fracture of the coracoid process, apparently distally to the coracoclavicular ligaments. No other shoulder fractures were seen. The acromioclavicular and glenohumeral joints are enlocated. Imaged right lung appear unremarkable.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a comminuted fracture of the coracoid process, apparently distally to the coracoclavicular ligaments (type II), that was difficult to pick on the radiographs. 

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Case information

rID: 54821
Case created: 30th Jul 2017
Last edited: 11th Aug 2017
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