Rare coracoid fractures presenting with superior shoulder suspensory complex injury: A case series
1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaraş, Turkey
2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Kayseri City Training and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey
Keywords: Coracoid, fracture, Ogawa classification, superior shoulder suspensory complex, surgery
Although coracoid fractures are rare fractures, their treatment is critical as they form the coracoacromial arch and superior shoulder suspensory complex (SSSC), which are important structures for shoulder biomechanics. In this case series, clinical, radiological, and demographic characteristics of three male patients who received treatment due to coracoid fracture presenting with traumatic injuries were discussed. The fractures were classified according to the Ogawa and Eyres classifications, and fracture fixation was achieved surgically with the cannulated screws. All patients had a right coracoid fracture. The Constant–Murley Score and the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand scores the patients in the final follow-up visit at 12 months were calculated. In conclusion, good clinical and functional outcomes can be achieved by anatomical reduction and fixation through surgery for displaced coracoid fractures presenting with multiple traumatic injuries located in multiple regions of the SSSC.
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