acromion


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acromion

[ə′krō·me‚än]
(anatomy)
The flat process on the outer end of the scapular spine that articulates with the clavicle and forms the outer angle of the shoulder.
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Type V AC dislocations are similar to type III injuries, with the difference being a more severe displacement of the clavicle in relation to the acromion.
SAN DIEGO -- Combined use of two tests--a bone scan and a test in which the clavicle and acromion are compressed--effectively and noninvasively screen patients for possible acromioclavicular joint pain, Dr.
o ``He caught his left middle finger between the double straps that extended inferiorly from the acromion to the left breast, and in so doing, sustained a forced ulnar abduction rotatory injury of the proximal interphalangeal joint'' - Report in the British Journal of Plastic Surgery of a man who twisted his finger in a bra strap.
Doctors discovered Charles had a small fracture on the acromion, a small bone on the edge of the shoulder.
Doctors discovered he had a small fracture in the acromion, a small bone on the edge of the shoulder blade.
Medics in Nottingham said last night that the latest injury was a fracture in the acromion - a small bone on the edge of the shoulder blade.
It was discovered he had fractured the acromion bone, part of his left shoulder.
The acromioclavicular (AC) joint is located between the acromion (part of the scapula that forms the highest point of the shoulder) and the clavicle.
Partridges, in many ways morphologically similar to francolins, share such traits as the basal articular morphology of the coracoid and the possession of a projecting acromion process on the scapula, which differentiate them from smaller chickens.
For example, a patient with a boney deficient glenoid who is at risk of glenoid loosening or a patient with a thin acromion or scapula who is at risk for a stress fracture may benefit from the use of a more efficient glenosphere design, which would theoretically reduce the muscle forces necessary for arm mobility and in turn decrease the overall joint reaction forces.
The new plates sit lower than the previous generation Proximal Humeral Plate so as not to impinge on the acromion (shoulder).
Electrodes on the upper part of the PM were placed in the middle of the line that connects the acromion process and the manubrium (sternum) two fingers below the clavicle (Stirn et al.