Subcoracoid bursitis as an unusual cause of painful anterior shoulder snapping in a weight lifter

Jonathan T. Finnoff, Jeffrey M. Thompson, Mark Collins, Diane Dahm

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Abstract

We have presented the case of a weight lifter with painful anterior shoulder snapping caused by a subcoracoid bursitis. Although rare, subcoracoid bursitis should be considered as a potential cause of painful anterior shoulder snapping. Thediagnosis of subcoracoid bursitis is suggestedwhenfluid is present within the subcoracoid bursa, but identification of snapping subcoracoid bursitis requires dynamic evaluation of the soft tissues with a diagnostic modality such as ultrasound. Although the initial treatment should include standard nonoperative measures, surgical intervention may be required for resolution of symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1687-1692
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2010

Keywords

  • pain
  • shoulder
  • shoulder impingement syndrome

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