Osteotomy and Re-fixation for treatment of Malunited Greater Tuberosity of Humerus. Case 5 – Jan -Mar 2012. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports

Osteotomy and Re-fixation for treatment of Malunited Greater Tuberosity of Humerus

Banarji BH1, Oberoi IPS2, Aaron Tay3, Phillipe Collin3

1Department of Orthopaedics, MS Ramaiah Hospitals, Bangalore, India
2Artemis health institute, Gurgoan, India
3Saint Gregoire Hospital Privea, Saint Gregoire, Rennes, France

Address of Correspondence 
Dr. Banarji BH. Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, MS Ramaiah Hospitals, Bangalore, India. Email: bans75@yahoo.com

   Abstract

Introduction: Most greater tuberosity humerus fractures can be treated successfully with either surgical or conservative methods and good results

can be expected if fracture heals anatomically but a displaced fracture or an improperly reduced fracture can lead to a symptomatic mal-union.

Case Presentation: 36years old man with mal-united greater tuberosity fracture presented to us 18 months following injury and percutaneous screw fixation and 9 months after screw removal. She complained of severe restriction of shoulder movements. A good result was achieved after corrective open reduction and fixation of the greater tuberosity and rotator cuff repair.

Conclusion: Open reduction, re-fixation and soft tissue reconstruction can give excellent results in cases of malunited greater tuberosity fractures even as late as 20 months after trauma.

Keywords:  Malunited greater tuberosity, Rotator cuff repair, Open reduction.

How to Cite This Article: 

Banarji BH, Oberoi IPS, Tay A, Collin P. Osteotomy and Re-fixation for treatment of Malunited Greater Tuberosity of Humerus. J Ortho Case Reports 2012;2(1):18-20

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