Combined acromioclavicular joint dislocation and coracoid avulsion in an adult

Monappa Naik, Sujit Kumar Tripathy, Saumitra Goyal, Sarath K. Rao

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Avulsion fracture of coracoid process with acromioclavicular joint dislocation is extremely rare. We report a case of coracoid avulsion with acromioclavicular disruption in a 24-year-old man who sustained injuries in a road traffic accident. Although acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation was obvious from an initial radiograph, coracoid avulsion was picked up in a CT scan. Open reduction and internal fixations of the coracoid with a 4 mm cannulated screw, an AC joint with two K-wires and an anchor suture, resulted in rapid recovery. The patient had complete range of shoulder movements at the end of 3 months and he resumed his professional activities. After 1 year, he had normal shoulder movement without any functional limitations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - 20-05-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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