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Cases Journal

, 2:8715

First Online: 07 August 2009Received: 26 September 2008Accepted: 30 December 2008DOI: 10.4076-1757-1626-2-8715

Cite this article as: Paraskevas, G., Stavrakas, ME. & Stoltidou, A. Cases Journal 2009 2: 8715. doi:10.4076-1757-1626-2-8715

Abstract

IntroductionThe presence of an anomalous coracoclavicular joint was studied in a human male skeleton aged 73 years old from the Osteology Collection of our Department.

Case presentationWe describe the exact morphology of this variation that is occasionally reported as an anatomical or radiological curiosity in the literature 0.55-21%.

ConclusionAlthough coracoclavicular diarthrosis is of no significance other than academic, it is important to recognize this variation and the clinical symptoms that may occur, as it is a cause of shoulder pain and arthritis in this or the adjacent sternoclavicular and acromioclavicular joint. Consequently, it is vital to apply the appropriate treatment.

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Author: Georgios Paraskevas - Marios-Efstathios Stavrakas - Alexandra Stoltidou

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