Shoulder Case 11 ED Management
Fracture of the Greater Tuberosity of the Humerus
Greater tuberosity fractures are usually retracted posteriorly and superiorly; closed reduction is difficult. If the fracture is left retracted, impingement against the acromion will occur.
The affected arm should be placed in a sling with prompt orthopedic referral. Usually these fractures can be treated conservatively if displacement is less than 5mm.