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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Odenbring S, Wagner P, Atroshi L Long-term outcomes of arthroscopic acromioplasty of chronic shoulder impingement syndrome: a prospective cohort study widi a minimum of 12 years' follow-up.
Prior to becoming a candidate for a procedure like this the patient has been through previous surgeries, such as arthroscopic debridement, acromioplasty with or without rotator cuff repair, physical therapy, multiple steroid injections and a lot of ice and Motrin after playing handball.
In addition, an acromioplasty is performed in many cases where impingement signs are seen at surgery.
Treatment includes rest; cross-training; range of motion exercises; strengthening exercises; and, in more severe cases, debridement and acromioplasty.
Partial resection of the coracoacromial ligament and acromioplasty was done in nine patients, only in the presence of arthroscopic findings of subacromial impingement: two patients with a radiologically identified Bigliani type II acromion and seven patients with type III acromion.
Berg and Ciullo suggested that it might be a more common cause of failure of both acromioplasty and distal clavicle resection.
The treating orthopedic surgeon has several options, including excision of the unfused segment, arthroscopic acromioplasty, and several osteosynthesis techniques.
These two patients underwent acromioplasty and repair of the rotator cuff tear as the primary treatment of the recurrent instability and will not be considered further in this report.
If symptoms persist after three to six months of nonoperative treatment, arthroscopic acromioplasty may be indicated.