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South African Journal of Sports Medicine

On-line version ISSN 2078-516X
Print version ISSN 1015-5163


DUINSLAEGER, E; KIRBY, J H; VILJOEN, J T  and  VIVIERS, P L. The forgotten coracoid: A case report of a coracoid fracture in a male cyclist. SA J. Sports Med. [online]. 2017, vol.29, n.1, pp.1-2. ISSN 2078-516X.

A fall onto the shoulder is a common mechanism of injury in cyclists. However, coracoid fractures remain unreported in the literature in this population. These authors report a case of a coracoid fracture missed on the initial plain film radiographs. Whilst these fractures can be easily missed on standard trauma series radiographs of the shoulder, alternate views and other imaging modalities can be used to detect these fractures. Clinical suspicion, judicious imaging and accurate diagnosis of these fractures are important, as stability of the coracoid influences the entire superior shoulder suspensory complex which allows normal function of the shoulder joint

Keywords : cycling; trauma; sport; injury; shoulder injury.

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