Subcoracoid impingement

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


An american executive in IT firm, presented with shoulder pain. He is an occasional tennis and basketball player, however never sustained any injuries. Patient has pain during adduction (not abduction).

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Decreased coracohumeral distance is seen, with impingement of subscapularis muscle, by a hypointense spur in coracoid process. Altered signal is seen at medial aspect of subscapularis tendon, with fluid along the tendon.

Case Discussion

This is a classical case of subcoracoid impingement, a relatively under-rated entity.

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Case information

rID: 16264
Published: 5th Jan 2012
Last edited: 14th Jan 2016
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