Shoulder sonography greater tuberosity fracture

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Alleged fall 15 days ago.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Abrupt discontinuity of the right bony cortex between the greater tubercle and the rest of the right humerus. Subtle fluid adjacent to the fracture, compared with the left side.

Fracture of the greater tubercle of the right humerus.

Subdeltoid - subacromial bursal effusion noted (arrow) adjacent to the fracture.

Case Discussion

Fracture of greater tuberosity of the right humerus. Intact cuff noted. Effusion present in subdeltoid - subacromial bursa.

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Case information

rID: 10603
Published: 25th Aug 2010
Last edited: 25th May 2020
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