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Greater Tuberosity Fracture Cases

greater tuberosity fracture dislocation xray

 

56 y/o female with anterior-inferior shoulder dislocation with associated greater tuberosity fracture. Injury A/P view shown.

greater tuberosity fracture dislocation xray

Patient was treated with gentle closed reduction in the ER under concious sedation. Post-reduction A/P view shown. Fragment appears displaced posteriorly which can lead to contracted external rotators and posterior capsule. CT scan should be considered to full evaluate fracture displacement.