Glenoid rim fracture

Case contributed by Varun Babu



Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

CT left shoulder

  • type I antero inferior glenoid rim displaced fracture with 2.5mm maximum fracture gap

Case Discussion

Glenoid rim fractures are most commonly seen in recurrent anterior shoulder dislocations resulting in the avulsion of the capsulo-labral-ligament complex. In rim fractures with displacement <5mm, short duration immobilization with radiographic and clinical follow up is recommended. However progression of displacement would warrant surgical concentric reduction. Multiple glenoid / scapula fracture classifications are in place and can be read here.  

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