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The relation of the coracoid process to the glenoid: an anatomic study.
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PMID:  19664503     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to define the spatial relation of the coracoid process to the glenoid cavity. METHODS: By use of 20 cadaveric shoulders, the location of the tip of the coracoid process was assessed based on the clock face of the glenoid. RESULTS: In all shoulders the tip of the coracoid process was between 1:24 and 2:18 o'clock, with a mean of 1:47 +/- 0:15 o'clock. The distance of the coracoid process tip to the nearest portion of the glenoid labrum was 21.5 +/- 3.6 mm. CONCLUSIONS: Our analysis localizes the coracoid, on average, to the 1:47-o'clock position of the glenoid and 21.5 mm from the nearest portion of the labrum. This anatomic relation may aid the shoulder arthroscopist in locating the coracoid tip during coracoplasty. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Knowledge of the relation of the coracoid to the glenoid provides the shoulder arthroscopist with essential information regarding the location of the coracoid tip during coracoplasty.
Allen Tham; Robert Purchase; John D Kelly
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1526-3231     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthroscopy     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-11     Completed Date:  2009-11-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506498     Medline TA:  Arthroscopy     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  846-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anthropometry / methods
Arthrometry, Articular
Scapula / anatomy & histology*
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome / pathology
Shoulder Joint / anatomy & histology*

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