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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2011, Article ID 412721, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/412721
Case Report

Unilateral Glenoid Hypoplasia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

1Department of Orthopaedics, 6th Floor, MSB, Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India
2Department of Radiodiagnosis, Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai 400012, India
3Department of Radiodiagnosis, B. J. Medical College, Pune 411001, India

Received 16 November 2011; Accepted 25 December 2011

Academic Editors: M. Gotoh and J. Mayr

Copyright © 2011 Ashish Suryawanshi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Glenoid hypoplasia is a relatively rare alteration that in most cases involves the pectoral girdle in a bilateral and symmetrical manner. In general, glenoid hypoplasia is associated with skeletal changes such as hypoplasia of the humeral head or changes in the morphology of the acromion and of the coracoid. We describe a rare case of unilateral glenoid hypoplasia without instability and not involving humeral head. The patient was managed effectively with nonoperative measures that featured specific rehabilitation exercises for the shoulder.