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Shoulder Case 11 History/Physical Exam

Fracture of the Greater Tuberosity of the Humerus

History and Physical Exam

Greater tuberosity fractures of the humerus usually occur either from an impaction injury (fall directly onto the shoulder) or from a shear injury (anterior shoulder dislocation).

On exam, the patient may have limited range of motion of the affected shoulder and tenderness over the proximal humerus.