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Surgical neck of humerus fracture

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard


Fall at home when going to bathroom. Painful right shoulder.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

There is a fracture through the surgical neck of the humerus.  The shaft ofthe humerus appears displaced anteriorly and superiorly.  The humeral headis rotated within the glenoid, with the normal articular surface lost. ACJ arthropathy.


6 weeks post op

Plate and screw ORIF performed.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a surgical neck of humerus fracture.

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Case information

rID: 18280
Published: 26th Jun 2012
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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