Bennett lesion of the shoulder

Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Bennett lesions (of the shoulder) refers to the mineralisation of the posterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament

More prevalent in overhead throwing athletes.

Patients may have pain during the cocking and follow-through phases of throwing. There may be tenderness of the posterior glenoid on palpation.

It is thought to be due to a traction injury of the posterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament during the deceleration phase of throwing.

It is associated with posterior labral tears, posterior undersurface rotator cuff tear, and posterior subluxation of the humeral head.

It is best seen on CT or axillary view x-ray of the shoulder as a curvilinear extra-articular calcification along the posteroinferior rim of the osseous glenoid near the attachment of the posterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament.

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rID: 985
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bennett lesion
  • Bennett lesions
  • Bennett lesion of the shoulders
  • Bennett lesions of the shoulder
  • Bennett lesion of shoulder

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