Bankart lesion

Case contributed by Dr. Giovanni Rinaldi


66 years-old woman accidentally fallen down. She went to ED for humeral diaphyseal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 66
Gender: Female

Xray Report:

The first radiologist reported this study negative: no fracture.


Patient was admitted to orthopedic evaluation. Considering pain, movement limitation and shoulder dislocation at movement, CT exam was requested.

CT report:

Intra-articular antero-inferior scapular glenoid fracture with displacement of severel bony fragments.

Humeral head is in normal position

Case Discussion

Bankart lesions are a common complication of anterior shoulder dislocation and they are the result of detachment of the anterior inferior labrum from the glenoid

To a second opinion, xrays weren't normal.

We must look carefully every bone segments included in the xray views, considering sometimes clinical symptoms can create confusion (patient at the moment complained pain at the level of humeral diaphysis).

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Case information

rID: 41497
Published: 8th Dec 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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