Clin Should Elbow.  2017 Sep;20(3):167-171. 10.5397/cise.2017.20.3.167.

Ossification of the Coracoacromial Ligament in Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dong-Eui Medical Center, Busan, Korea. moonkp@hanmail.net

Abstract

Here, a case of a 59-year-old man with rotator cuff tear and impingement syndrome caused by an ossified coracoacromial ligament is presented. Ossification of the coracoacromial ligaments can occur because of degenerative changes due to trauma or repeated stress, which can lead to impingement syndrome. Therefore, when coracoacromial ligament ossification is present, rotator cuff damage due to impingement syndrome should be considered. Here, we conducted arthroscopic subacromial decompression, removal of the ossified coracoacromial ligament, and supraspinatus and subscapularis tendon repairs. We achieved satisfactory surgical outcomes without relapse; therefore, we report this case with a literature review.

Keyword

Shoulder; Coracoacromial ligament; Ossification; Impingement syndrome

MeSH Terms

Decompression
Humans
Ligaments*
Middle Aged
Recurrence
Rotator Cuff
Shoulder
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome*
Tears
Tendons
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