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Causes Diagnosis Management
  • Fall on point of shoulder
  • Leads to communition
  • May be avulsion fracture with or without displacement

 

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  • Reduction
  • Immobilization by strapping for 3-4 weeks
  • Shoulder sling (collar and cuff) for 3-4 weeks
  • Displacement of avulsed fragment is caused by pull of rotator cuff muscles. It is treated surgically

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Avulsion fracture of greater tubercle through supraspinatus Comminuted fracture of greater tubercle

 

 

 

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