Degeneration of the acromioclavicular joint

Case contributed by Dr Vineet Prakash

Presentation

Left shoulder pain

Patient Data

Age: 70 years

Left acromio-clavicular joint degenerative changes.

No acute bony abnormality.

Case Discussion

Moderate degeneration at the acromioclavicular joint was confirmed on MRI of the shoulder. It also identified small marginal protruding osteophytes inferiorly at the joint.

The MRI also highlighted some supraspinatus tendinosis and thickening of the subacromial subdeltoid bursa. This may represent a degree of underlying subacromial impingement.

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Case information

rID: 31307
Case created: 30th Sep 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
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