An adult old cyclist presented to our hospital and was referred to the orthopaedic department with a left shoulder posterolateral acromion avulsion fracture and subacromial impingement demonstrated on X-ray and CT. This highly unusual fracture pattern was treated by open reduction and internal fixation with cannulated screws and a tension band suture technique. This fracture went onto successful union with full range of motion and good patient-reported outcome measures by the Oxford Shoulder Score at 3 months. Informed consent was taken for the following case report.
- orthopaedic and trauma surgery
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Contributors QT performed the surgery. WW-M conducted follow-up appointments with the patient and recorded all relevant findings. JY and WW-M completed the main manuscript. QT contributed to the final version of the manuscript. VB supervised the findings of this work. All authors discussed the results and contributed to the final manuscript.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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