Humeral greater tuberosity fracture

Case contributed by Bruno Di Muzio
Diagnosis certain


Clinically anterior dislocation of the right shoulder.

Patient Data

Age: 40-year-old

Right shoulder radiographs


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

Rt shoulder XR post 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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