Coracoid process

The coracoid process is an anteriorly projecting hook-like process on the superolateral edge of the scapula that projects anterolaterally.

Coracoid is greek for 'crow or raven' as it resembles a crow's beak.

Anatomy: Upper limb
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Article information

rID: 25329
Section: Anatomy
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Coracoid processes

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Cases and figures

  • Internal rotation
    Figure 1: normal AP appearance
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  • Figure 2: normal lateral appearance
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  • Case 1: coracoid process fracture
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