Bony humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament lesion

Bony humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament (BHAGL) lesion is just like its slightly shorter relative HAGL lesion, except as the name suggests a bony avulsion fracture is seen at humeral insertion of the inferior glenohumeral ligament.

It is often associated with a subscapularis tear, and often results from anterior shoulder dislocation, with resultant shoulder instability.

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rID: 1004
Section: Pathology
Tags: shoulder, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bony humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament (BHAGL lesion)
  • BHAGL lesion
  • BHAGL lesions

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