|Patient: 32 year old male|
Shoulder pain and limited range of motion; rule out rotator cuff tear.
OS ACROMIALE WITH TYPE I ACROMIAL CONFIGURATION.
Os acromiale is failure of fusion of one of the outer ossification centers of the acromion to its more medial part. At the age of approximately 15 years, 3 separate ossifying centers are present in the acromion, the pre-acromion, meso-acromion, and meta-acromion. Typically by the age of 25 years, these centers have fused. The most common sight of fusion failure is at the meso-acromion. This condition occurs in 1% to 15%of patients. Bilaterality is seen in 62% of patients. Osacromiale has been associated with rotator cuff disease, primarily rotator cuff tears. Impingement syndrome without rotator cuff tearing has been less commonly described, and the treatment of this impingement has been controversial.
Patient referred by Billie Martin, DC
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