oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Occult fracture of the humeral greater tuberosity
|Article Title||Occult fracture of the humeral greater tuberosity|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 *Honorary Consultant, Department of Radiology, Tygerberg Hospital, University of Stellenbosch. **South African Sports Science Institute, Newlands|
|Publication Date||Aug 2002|
|Pages||36 - 38|
|Keyword(s)||Arthroscopic study, Coronal T1, Fracture of greater tuberosity, Isotope bone scanning, Rotator cuff tear, Short Tau Inversion Recovery (STIR), Upper humeral and Vascular abnormalities|
A fall onto the shoulder during cycling can cause an often unrecognised fracture of the greater tuberosity of the humerus, which leads to the following question: What are the optimal studies required to detect subtle fractures of the greater tuberosity? The case subject was a 55-year-old cyclist presented with symptoms of shoulder pain and dysfunction after a cycle fall. The patient was able to continue cycling immediately after the fall. There was no history of a subluxation or dislocation. On examination there was very limited range of movement and tenderness over the anterolateral aspect of the head of the humerus.
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