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Prevalence of osteophytes associated with the acromion and acromioclavicular joint.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14566897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Osteophytes as a stigma for shoulder impingement syndrome and osteoarthritis of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint were studied on the acromions and AC joints in 346 skeletons (230 males; 116 females), ranging in age from 15-100 years. Osteophytes were found on 28.9% (200/692) of the acromions, mostly on the anteroinferior aspect (54%; 108/200). Of these 28.9%, 87% (174/200) were of the traction type and 13% (26/200) of the claw type. Regarding the clavicles, 11.6% (80/692) had osteophytes on the articular facets of their lateral ends; all were of the traction type. There were statistically more osteophytes on the right than on the left side of both acromion and clavicle (P < 0.05). The occurrence of osteophytes and increasing age were significantly correlated (r = 0.65, P < 0.001). No gender differences were noted in the frequency of osteophytes on acromions or clavicles. These data should prove beneficial to clinicians in planning a proper course of treatment for patients suffering from painful conditions of the shoulder.
Pasuk Mahakkanukrauh; Patcharin Surin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical anatomy (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0897-3806     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Anat     Publication Date:  2003 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-20     Completed Date:  2004-03-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809128     Medline TA:  Clin Anat     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  506-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Chiangmai University, Chiangmai, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Acromioclavicular Joint / pathology*
Acromion / pathology*
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / epidemiology,  etiology,  pathology*
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome / epidemiology,  etiology,  pathology*

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