Symptomatic pseudoarthrosis secondary to a stress fracture of the acromion

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Jacopo Tagliapietra
Ilaria Fantoni
Giuseppe Taglialavoro
Andrea Angelini
Antonio Berizzi
Elisa Belluzzi
Assunta Pozzuoli
Pietro Ruggieri

Keywords

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

Abstract

Acromion fractures are uncommon clinical entities, and acromion stress fractures are even rarer, with few cases reported. Due to their rarity, acromion stress fracture often failed to be diagnosed. Here, we report a case of an elderly patient with an acromion stress fracture, which was overlooked, resulting in pseudoarthrosis followed by the displacement of the distal portion of the acromion. The purpose of this report is to discuss about this kind of fracture and to highlight the importance of an accurate evaluation of radiological imaging as well as clinical data.

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