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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Guidelines from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industry state that patients who should undergo isolated subacromial decompression (with or without acromioplasty) need to have documented subacromial impingement syndrome with magnetic resonance imaging evidence of rotator cuff tendonopathy or tear, have undergone 12 weeks of conservative therapy (including at least active assisted range of motion and home-based exercises), and have had a subacromial injection with a local anesthetic that has provided documented relief of pain.
Performing the arthroscopic acromioplasty and clavicle resection rotator cuff repair is indicated in shoulders with complete rotator cuff tears.
More recently, a symptomatic patient with an implanted ICD underwent an uneventful ultrasound-guided interscalene block using 40 ml of 1.5% mepivacaine for arthroscopic acromioplasty (32).
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.