An unusual mechanism of coracoid fracture in a beginner golfer

  • Ju Hong Lee
  • Jung Ryul Kim
  • Sung Il WangEmail author


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.


Stress fracture Coracoid Scapula Beginner golfer 


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All named authors hereby declare that they have no conflicts of interest to disclose.


This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

Ethical approval

The ethical approval of this study was waived by the ethics committee of Chonbuk National University Hospital, because this study was case report and the number of patients was less than 3.

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© European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences and Research Institute of Clinical MedicineChonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University HospitalJeonjuRepublic of Korea

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