Coracoid fracture after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: a report of 2 cases.

Journal Article

Although reverse total shoulder arthroplasty is largely successful, there are still complications that require appropriate diagnostic workup and treatment. These 2 cases of patients with a coracoid fracture were encountered at 3 months and 15 months after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. One patient presented with new-onset pain in the coracoid region without significant functional deficit, and the other presented with functional deficit and complaint of a strange noise at the anterior aspect of the operative shoulder. While standard radiographs did not detect the fracture, computed tomography imaging was sufficient to establish the diagnosis. Ultimately, nonoperative management led to resolution of these symptoms.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Anakwenze, OA; Kancherla, VK; Carolan, GF; Abboud, J

Published Date

  • November 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 / 11

Start / End Page

  • E469 - E472

PubMed ID

  • 26566565

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26566565

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1934-3418

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1078-4519


  • eng