Executive Editor: Peter Trafton

Authors: Martin Jaeger, Frankie Leung, Wilson Li

Proximal humerus Extraarticular 2-part, greater tuberosity, displaced

General considerations

A significantly displaced greater tuberosity fracture will impinge on the coraco-acromial arch. This causes painful reduction of motion. Nonoperative treatment will not correct this and should be reserved for patients with unacceptably high surgical risk.



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v2.0 2011-05-02