Isolated apophyseal avulsion of the coracoid process : Case report and review of literature

Published online: Apr 27 2009

Michiel Leijnen, Pascal Steenvoorde, Andy Da Costa, Santosh Adhin

From the Department of Surgery, Rijnland Hospital, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands


Apophyseal fractures occur due to direct trauma or avulsion due to a sudden and violent contraction of muscles. In this case report an isolated apophyseal fracture of the coracoid process is described, which has not been described before in English literature, together with a review of current literature.