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Scapula

The scapula is a flat, triangular-shaped bone that serves as the articulating surface for the head of the humerus as well as provides areas for 17 muscle attachments. With the arm at the side, the scapula overlaps the dorsal surfaces of the second to seventh ribs. It has three prominent projections: the spine, the coracoid […]

Acromio-Clavicular Dislocation

SYMPTOMS

There is acute onset of localised swelling and pain over the acromio-clavicular joint with or without immediate deformation.

AETIOLOGY

This injury can occur after a direct trauma or tackle to the shoulder or after a fall on to an outstretched arm. It is common in rugby, ice hockey or riding and cycling. […]