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n. pl. a·cro·mi·a (mē-ə)
The outer end of the scapula to which the collarbone is attached.

[New Latin acrōmion, from Greek akrōmion : akros, extreme; see ak- in Indo-European roots + ōmos, shoulder.]

a·cro′mi·al adj.


n, pl -mia (-mɪə)
(Anatomy) the outermost edge of the spine of the shoulder blade
[C17: New Latin, from Greek akrōmion the point of the shoulder, from acro- + ōmion, diminutive of ōmos shoulder]


(əˈkroʊ mi ən)

n., pl. -mi•a (-mi ə)
a bony outer process of the shoulder blade that forms part of the shoulder joint.
[1605–15; < New Latin < Greek akrṓmion=akro- acro- + ṓm(os) shoulder + -ion n. suffix]
a•cro′mi•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder bladeacromion - the outermost point of the spine of the shoulder blade
scapula, shoulder blade, shoulder bone - either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"


n. acromión, parte del hueso escapular del hombro.
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Anterior acromioplasty for the chronic impingement syndrome in the shoulder: a preliminary report.
Surgical procedures for the rotator cuff are often a combination of acromioplasty for subacromial decompression, excision of the subacromial bursa, removal of bony spurs at the acromioclavicular level, and cuff debridement, cuff repair, or both (18).
However, in patients whose impingement symptoms don't improve after 3 to 6 months, arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) is associated with modest (about 10%) long term improvement in pain and function compared with open acromioplasty or baseline (strength of recommendation [SOR]: B, cohort studies).
Aside from surgical repair of the rotator cuff, other alternatives exist such as acromioplasty and physiotherapy, both of which have shown promising results (Kuhn et al 2013).
Then the acromioplasty was done by putting the retractor and chiseling the frontal part of the acromion, which protruded in front of the clavicula and afterwards, the lower surface of the anterior third of the acromion was removed.
Simon Johnson expertly presented on shoulder surgery, explaining the anatomy involved and the surgery for acromioplasty and/or rotator cuff repair, shoulder stabilisation and shoulder replacement.
1972) Anterior acromioplasty for the chronic impingement syndrome in the shoulder.
19) An "extrinsic" cause was first suggested in 1972, when Neer proposed that RC tears were secondary to subacromial impingement and, therefore, best treated with anterior acromioplasty.
Performing the arthroscopic acromioplasty and clavicle resection rotator cuff repair is indicated in shoulders with complete rotator cuff tears.