Greater humeral tuberosity avulsion fracture

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem


Pain with limited mobility

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Abnormal avulsion of  greater tuberosity at the  supraspinatus tendon attachment with underlying abnormal bone marrow signal, display low T1 and high T2 / PD FS signals. The supraspinatus tendon is intact. Mild joint effusion.

Case Discussion

Avulsion fracture of the humeral greater tubercle.

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