Os acromiale

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right shoulder pain and weakness - 2 mths. Clinical diagnosis - Cuff tear. Patient Referred for Sonography to check cuff status.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Os acromiale


Tear of supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendons with 3 cm retraction falls under massive tear varienty. Tear of tendon results in loss of muscle belly function. This causes muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration. Just posterior to acromio-clavicular joint, ' another joint ' is noted

Case Discussion

An os acromiale represents an unfused accessory center of ossification of the acromion of the scapula. 

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Case information

rID: 13812
Published: 19th May 2011
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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