Arthroscopic refixation of a combined fracture of the greater and lesser tuberosity of the proximal humerus

  • S. Pauly
  • S. Herrmann
  • C. Perka
  • S. Greiner


Combined fractures of the greater and the lesser tuberosity are very rare injuries. This is a case report on arthroscopic treatment using suture anchors and one distal fixation screw. Clinical and radiographic follow-up showed recovery of active motion and consolidation of the fragments in anatomic positions. Level of evidence V.


Lesser tuberosity fracture Greater tuberosity fracture Avulsion fracture Arthroscopic reconstruction Suture anchor repair 


Conflict of interest

None of the authors or their families have received any financial payments or other benefits from any commercial entity related to the subject of this article and have no potential conflicts of interest related to this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Musculoskeletal SurgeryCharité-UniversitaetsmedizinBerlinGermany

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