Os acromiale: Anatomy and surgical implications

J. G. Edelson*, J. Zuckerman, I. Hershkovitz

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


We examined 270 scapular bones and found an incidence of os acromiale of 8.2%. In most cases, the free fragment was approximately one-third of the overall length of the acromion, and included the acromioclavicular facet and the principal areas of attachment of the coracoacromial ligament. Two-thirds of the specimens showed a distinctive pattern of osteophytic lipping. Based on this study, we devised operative procedures for symptomatic patients, and operated upon seven, with good results in six.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-555
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Os acromiale: Anatomy and surgical implications'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this