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Reduction and temporary fixation of the greater tuberosity

One can try to reduce the greater tuberosity closed, though this is unlikely to succeed. A manipulative reduction with a ...

Reduction of the greater tuberosity

One can try to reduce the greater tuberosity closed, though this is unlikely to succeed. A manipulative reduction with a threaded pin through a stab incision under image intensification often works. If not, open reduction is required.

Closed reduction maneuver
In a slender patient, with the arm slightly abducted, it may be possible to press the greater tuberosity fragment into position with your thumb.