Isolated Displaced Fracture of the Lesser Tuberosity
Oburu E1, John J2,
School of Medicine, University of Nairobi
Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, UK
Correspondence to: Dr. Ezekiel Oburu. P.O. Box 2206 00100, Nairobi. Email:
Isolated displaced fracture of the lesser tuberosity of the humerus is unusual. These injuries may be difficult to diagnose and can be easily missed. We present a 53 year old patient who sustained this injury and at initial evaluation it was missed. However, careful review of his X rays and CT Scans revealed the fracture. Fixation of the fracture was achieved with two cancellous screws. Diagnosis of this fracture will be aided by a high index of suspicion.
Key Words: Lesser tuberosity, Proximal humerus, Two-part fracture