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Coracoid Process Fracture: A Report of Two Cases and Brief Review of Literature

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Coracoid process of Scapula fracture is not a common entity. Because of its deep anatomic location, they hardly sustain any direct traumatic force. Most of the time, they get fractured by indirect force by the muscles and ligaments attached to them. They are usually associated with fracture of the acromion process of Scapula, acromio-clavicular dislocation and proximal humerus fracture or dislocation of the shoulder joint. They may be missed because more attention is drawn by the obvious injuries. We report two cases of coracoid process fracture, one is associated with fracture dislocation of the shoulder and the other with acromion process fracture.

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P. Gogoi, A. Dutta, A. Das and P. Sonowal, "Coracoid Process Fracture: A Report of Two Cases and Brief Review of Literature," Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 3 No. 2, 2013, pp. 153-155. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2013.32027.

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