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Retrieval of the humeral head

Note: If a cranial extension is needed, it should be carried into the supraspinatus tendon (A) and not into the rotator interval

Note: If a cranial extension is needed, it should be carried into the supraspinatus tendon (A) and not into the rotator interval (B). This is because the typical “intertuberosity” fracture line of a four-part fracture is actually lateral to the bicipital groove, and thus through the greater tuberosity.