An unusual mechanism of coracoid fracture in a beginner golfer

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Jan;26(1):76-78. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4439-4. Epub 2017 Mar 22.


Golfers may injure themselves as a result of repetitive asymmetrical loads exerted on the body by poor swing mechanics. If the repetitive sub-maximal loading is not removed, this repetitive loading will exceed the adaptive capacity of bone, eventually resulting in a stress fracture. Stress fracture of the scapula due to golfing is extremely rare. Only two cases of acromion fracture have been reported. A rare case of nontraumatic coracoid fracture in a 50-year-old female beginner golfer is reported here. The mechanism of injury is also discussed. Level of evidence Level IV.

Keywords: Beginner golfer; Coracoid; Scapula; Stress fracture.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnostic imaging
  • Athletic Injuries / etiology
  • Athletic Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Athletic Injuries / therapy
  • Coracoid Process / diagnostic imaging
  • Coracoid Process / injuries*
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / diagnostic imaging
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / etiology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / physiopathology
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders / therapy
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / diagnostic imaging*
  • Fractures, Bone / etiology
  • Fractures, Bone / physiopathology*
  • Fractures, Bone / therapy
  • Fractures, Stress / diagnostic imaging
  • Fractures, Stress / etiology
  • Fractures, Stress / physiopathology*
  • Fractures, Stress / therapy
  • Golf / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Scapula / diagnostic imaging
  • Scapula / injuries