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Fixation of Acromion Fracture by Distal Radius Plate: A Case Report

Vol 9 | Issue 1 | January-June 2023 | page: 26-28 | Mohd Danish, Hemant Gupta, Ravi Kant, Vikas Singh

DOI: https://doi.org/10.13107/ti.2023.v09.i01.35

Authors: Mohd. Danish [1], Hemant Gupta [1], Ravi Kant [1], Vikas Singh [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Mohd Danish,

Department of Orthopaedics, Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

E-mail: danish.shan@gmail.com


Acromion process fractures are as rare to happen and even rare to be treated surgically. Acromion acts as a stabilizer of shoulder joint through a number of ligaments and muscles attached to it. Although most of the acromion fractures are treated conservatively which may either be due to surgeon preference or lack of sufficient training in surgically treating these fractures. Our case is of a 54 years old, Male who presented to us after being referred from other hospital with Type II acromion process fracture who was treated surgically after the fracture was fixed by the unconventional distal end radius plate in place of usually used clavicular or recon plates. The patient yielded excellent Oxford shoulder score in the subsequent follow ups. Although the acromion fractures are not fixed by most of the surgeons and if at all they are fixed they usually use the conventional plates as mentioned for its fixation, but our case shows that even the distal radius plates can be used as a fixation device in such fractures with excellent rehabilitation results and almost no complications.

Keywords: Acromion, Fracture, Plate


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How to Cite this article: Danish M, Gupta H, Kant R,Singh V | Fixation of Acromion Fracture by Distal Radius Plate – A Case Report | January-June 2023; 9(1): 26-28 | https://doi.org/10.13107/ti.2023.v09.i01.35


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