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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2017;20(3):167-171.
DOI:    Published online September 30, 2017.
Ossification of the Coracoacromial Ligament in Subacromial Impingement Syndrome: A Case Report
Kyupill Moon, Youn Soo Hwang, Kyung Taek Kim, Jin Wan Kim, Jeong Hoon Chae
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dong-Eui Medical Center, Busan, Korea.
Received: 3 March 2017   • Revised: 19 May 2017   • Accepted: 19 May 2017
Here, a case of a 59-year-old man with rotator cuff tear and impingement syndrome caused by an ossified coracoacromial ligament is presented. Ossification of the coracoacromial ligaments can occur because of degenerative changes due to trauma or repeated stress, which can lead to impingement syndrome. Therefore, when coracoacromial ligament ossification is present, rotator cuff damage due to impingement syndrome should be considered. Here, we conducted arthroscopic subacromial decompression, removal of the ossified coracoacromial ligament, and supraspinatus and subscapularis tendon repairs. We achieved satisfactory surgical outcomes without relapse; therefore, we report this case with a literature review.
Key Words: Shoulder; Coracoacromial ligament; Ossification; Impingement syndrome


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