Stress injury of the acromion: Case report and literature review

Atul Kumar Taneja, Francisco Pires Negromonte, Abdalla Skaf

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We report a case of stress injury of the acromion related to golf practicing in a 40-year-old male. Fractures of the scapula are unusual, with stress injury of the acromion being even rarer. The probable mechanism would be a strong contraction of posterior fibers of the deltoid during golf swing. There are few published reports of similar injuries, and to our knowledge, this is the first to demonstrate its features by magnetic resonance imaging. A review of the literature is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S189-S192
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Acromion
  • Golf
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Shoulder
  • Stress fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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