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Osteochondral Shearing Fracture of the Humeral Head Associated with Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Case Report

Christian Spross, Jan M Farei-Campagna, Pascal Gerhard, Bernhard Jost, Piers J Yates & Li-On Lam

abstract

CASE
Osteochondral shearing fracture of the humeral head after an anterior shoulder dislocation is a condition that has rarely been reported in literature. We report a case of a large posteriorly located fragment of such a fracture in a 23-year-old man. We performed open reduction and internal fixation with resorbable pins through a deltopectoral approach and subscapularis tenotomy.

CONCLUSION
In our case of a large osteochondral fracture of the posterior humeral head, treatment by open reduction and internal fixation showed an excellent radiographic result at 1 year and clinical result up to 5 years postoperatively.
   
citation Spross C, Farei-Campagna J M, Gerhard P, Jost B, Yates P J, Lam L O. Osteochondral Shearing Fracture of the Humeral Head Associated with Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect 2021; 11:.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 15-07-2021
journal title JBJS Case Connect (11/3)
ISSN electronic 2160-3251
PubMed 34264877
DOI 10.2106/JBJS.CC.20.00938