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2022 Nov 15

Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg

Bilateral Lesser Tuberosity Fractures: Technique and a Case Report with Literature Review.


Zuchelli DM, Penny GS, Aibinder WR
Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2022 Nov 15.
PMID: 36730680.


Isolated lesser tuberosity fractures are a rare subset of proximal humerus fractures and are often associated with seizures. Displaced fractures can lead to chronic pain, reduced shoulder function, and posterior instability. Operative treatment is frequently recommended with the displacement of more than 5 mm or angulation of more than 45 degrees. We report on a 31-year-old man with bilateral lesser tuberosity fractures who underwent operative fixation for 1 fracture and nonoperative fixation for the other.