Clin Should Elbow.  2020 Jun;23(2):105-108. 10.5397/cise.2020.00080.

Bilateral acromial stress fractures in a patient with a massive rotator cuff tear

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Dongsan Medical Center, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea

Abstract

Stress fractures of the acromion and scapular spine are well-known complications following reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. However, these fractures in patients with massive rotator cuff tear or cuff tear arthropathy are extremely rare, and the pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of these fractures are poorly understood. We report a case of bilateral stress fracture of the posterior angle of the acromion in a patient with massive rotator cuff tear and discuss the pathogenesis, clinical manifestation, and treatment with a review of the literature.

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Scapula; Acromion; Fracture; Rotator cuff tear
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