Greater tuberosity fracture

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda

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Recurrent left shoulder dislocation following direct trauma.

Patient Data

Age: 33 years.
Gender: Male
X-ray

A fracture is seen in the anterolateral aspect of the humeral head.

A bony indentation is seen in the lateral as well as anterolateral aspect of the humeral head likely representing flap fracture of the greater tuberosity. An associated fracture of the related part of humeral head with surrounding marrow trabecular edematous changes.

Case Discussion

Flap fracture of the greater tuberosity.

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Case information

rID: 40673
Case created: 29th Oct 2015
Last edited: 25th Mar 2017
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