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Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Jan;26(1):76-78. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4439-4. Epub 2017 Mar 22.

An unusual mechanism of coracoid fracture in a beginner golfer.

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1
Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences and Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, 567 Baekje-ro, Dukjin-gu, Jeonju, 561-756, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences and Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, 567 Baekje-ro, Dukjin-gu, Jeonju, 561-756, Republic of Korea. wsi1205@naver.com.

Abstract

Golfers may injure themselves as a result of repetitive asymmetrical loads exerted on the body by poor swing mechanics. If the repetitive sub-maximal loading is not removed, this repetitive loading will exceed the adaptive capacity of bone, eventually resulting in a stress fracture. Stress fracture of the scapula due to golfing is extremely rare. Only two cases of acromion fracture have been reported. A rare case of nontraumatic coracoid fracture in a 50-year-old female beginner golfer is reported here. The mechanism of injury is also discussed. Level of evidence Level IV.

KEYWORDS:

Beginner golfer; Coracoid; Scapula; Stress fracture

PMID:
28332045
DOI:
10.1007/s00167-017-4439-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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