Arthroscopic Treatment of Greater Tuberosity Avulsion Fractures

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Isolated fractures of the greater tuberosity of the humerus are an uncommon and frequently missed diagnosis. Mistreated and unrecognized, these fractures can cause chronic pain and diminished shoulder range of motion and function. Operative treatment options include open reduction and internal fixation, as well as arthroscopic-assisted reduction and internal fixation. The purpose of this Technical Note is to describe a bridging arthroscopic technique for the treatment of bony avulsions of the supraspinatus tendon.




Godin, J. A., Katthagen, J. C., Fritz, E. M., Pogorzelski, J., & Millett, P. J. (2017). Arthroscopic Treatment of Greater Tuberosity Avulsion Fractures. Arthroscopy Techniques, 6(3), e777–e783.

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