Avulsion fracture of the greater humeral tuberosity

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Fall from a horse on to right shoulder. Pain and limited range of movement. X-rays were normal.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

Avulsion fracture of the greater humeral tuberosity. Adjacent high signal on the coronal STIR in keeping with bone edema. There also seems to be some fraying of the superior labrum (SLAP I).

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Case information

rID: 16249
Published: 3rd Jan 2012
Last edited: 12th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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