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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A 6-month trial of conservative treatment is recommended prior to the surgical option of an acromioplasty.
A counter-argument is that many patients have asymptomatic tears and there are several studies where good results have been achieved when an acromioplasty has been performed without a rotator cuff repair.
The acromioplasty group consisted of both open and arthroscopically treated patients.
Neer CS: Anterior acromioplasty for the chronic impingement syndrome.
Anteroinferior acromioplasty and resection of the bursal tissue were performed in all patients and combined with a resection of the inferior acromioclavicular osteophytes.
These new shaver blades offer specialized solutions for Arthroscopic applications such as Notchplasty, Acromioplasty, Menisectomy and Chondroplasty.
The Trident(TM)Omega is especially effective for use in subacromial decompressions and acromioplasty procedures.