Symptomatic pseudoarthrosis secondary to a stress fracture of the acromion

Symptomatic pseudoarthrosis secondary to a stress fracture of the acromion

Authors

  • Jacopo Tagliapietra Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova (Italy)
  • Ilaria Fantoni Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova (Italy)
  • Giuseppe Taglialavoro Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova (Italy)
  • Andrea Angelini University of Padova
  • Antonio Berizzi Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova (Italy)
  • Elisa Belluzzi 1 Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova (Italy); 2 Musculoskeletal Pathology and Oncology Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova (Italy)
  • Assunta Pozzuoli 1 Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova (Italy); 2 Musculoskeletal Pathology and Oncology Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova (Italy)
  • Pietro Ruggieri Department of Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Oncology, University of Padova, Padova (Italy)

Keywords:

Acromion, elderly patient, pseudoarthrosis, rotator cuff arthropathy, stress fracture.

Abstract

Fractures of the acromion are uncommon clinical entities, and stress fractures are even more rare, with few cases reported. Due to their rarity, stress fractures are often misdiagnosed. Here, we report a case of an elderly patient with an acromion stress fracture, which was overlooked, resulting in nonunion followed by the displacement of the distal portion of the acromion. The purpose of this report was to discuss this rare fracture, highlighting the importance of an accurate evaluation of radiological imaging as well as clinical data. (www.actabiomedica.it)

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Published

23-12-2019

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How to Cite

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Tagliapietra J, Fantoni I, Taglialavoro G, Angelini A, Berizzi A, Belluzzi E, et al. Symptomatic pseudoarthrosis secondary to a stress fracture of the acromion. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Dec. 23 [cited 2024 Jul. 19];90(4):603-5. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/7778