Osteochondral Shearing Fracture of the Humeral Head Associated with Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Case Report
Journal Paper/Review - Jul 15, 2021
Spross Christian, Farei-Campagna Jan M, Gerhard Pascal, Jost Bernhard, Yates Piers J, Lam Li-On
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.
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.