coracoid process


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coracoid process

[′kȯr·ə‚kȯid ‚präs·əs]
(anatomy)
The beak-shaped process of the scapula.
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The brachial plexus and its components are vulnerable to damage as they pass the base of the coracoid process and adjacent inferior capsule of the glenohumeral joint, particularly with anteroinferior instability (Ciullo 1996).
Symptoms are presumed to result from impingement of the subscapularis tendon between the coracoid process and the lesser tuberosity (2, 18-20).
Anatomy of the clavicle and coracoid process for reconstruction of the coracoclavicular ligaments.
Overuse, trauma of the tendons, anatomic variations of the acromion or coracoid process may lead to narrowing of the subacromial space, while glenohumeral or scapulothoracic joint instability, faulty posture or posterior capsule tightness may result in impingement due to "relative narrowing" (1,7).
Epiphyses showing no union include the coracoid process of the left scapula, the head of the right humerus, proximal left radius and distal right ulna, distal tibiae, and epiphyseal rings of the vertebrae; epiphyses of the proximal and distal femur show partial union.
Recently, Sahara and colleagues performed a three-dimensional (3D) kinematic analysis of the acromioclavicular joint using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and observed that the scapula rotated 35[degrees] on an axis that passed through the insertions of the acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular ligaments on the acromion and coracoid process, respectively.
A transverse image of the anterior shoulder joint is obtained by using the coracoid process medially and the anteromedial humeral head laterally as reference points (Fig.
The remaining 21 patients had problems related to screw fixation of transferred coracoid process to the glenoid.
An incision was made from the palpable landmark of the coracoid process to the skin overlying the deltoid insertion.
The short head originates from the coracoid process and joins the long head below the bicipital groove.
Examination of the right shoulder was significant for tenderness and deformity along the distal clavicle and pain with palpation over the coracoid process.
The CHL was first identified at its origin at the base of the coracoid process.