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JRPMS Vol 1, No 2, December 2017, p.38-40

doi: 10.22540/JRPMS-01-038


Case Report Article

Conservative treatment of isolated avulsion fracture of the lesser tuberosity of the humerus: A case report

Lazaros P. Athanasiadis1, Eftychia T. Petropoulou2, Emmanouil M. Neonakis3

  1. Greek Armed Forces Rehabilitation Centre, P. Penteli, Attika, Greece
  2. Orthopaedic Clinic of Athens Naval Hospital, Athens, Greece
  3. 1st Department of Orthopaedic Clinic 251 General Hospital of Hellenic Air Force, Athens, Greece

Keywords: Lesser tuberosity, Isolated fracture, Humerus, Conservative treatment


The fractures of the lesser tuberosity of the humerus commonly present with fracture of the head of the humerus and/or posterior dislocation of the shoulder. We report a case of a 58 year old female that sustained an isolated avulsion fracture of the lesser tuberosity following a fall which is extremely rare. Furthermore, the tendon of the biceps was not displaced and subsequently conservative rehabilitation management was followed with excellent results.