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Bennett lesion of the shoulder

Bennett lesions of the shoulder, also called thrower's exostosis refers to the mineralization of the posterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament

The abnormality is more prevalent in overhead throwing athletes.

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

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 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.

Article information

rID: 985
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Thrower's exostoses
  • Bennett's lesion of the shoulders
  • Thrower exostosis
  • Thrower's exostosis
  • Bennett lesion
  • Bennett lesions
  • Bennett lesions of the shoulder
  • Bennett lesion of shoulder

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