Humeral greater tuberosity fracture

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

Clinically anterior dislocation of the right shoulder.

Patient Data

Age: 40-year-old

Anterior shoulder dislocation associated with comminuted fracture of the greater humeral tuberosity. 

Right shoulder radiographs (after reduction)

Radiographs obtained after reduction demonstrating relocated humeral head.  

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates an uncommon proximal humerus fracture: isolated greater tuberosity fracture, which frequently presents associated with an anterior shoulder dislocation

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