Proximal humerus Salter type III physeal injury with posterior dislocation

Soon Hyuck Lee, Dae Hee Lee, Jong Ryoon Baek

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Abstract

Salter type 3 fractures of the proximal humerus are rare injuries. We report the first case of a Salter type 3 physeal fracture with posterior dislocation of the proximal humerus in a 16-year-old boy. The fracture pattern could not be evaluated by simple radiography, but was possible with the aid of MRI. The dislocated humeral head was locked behind the glenoid labrum. Open reduction was mandatory. Sixteen months after the operation, avascular necrosis of the humeral head was detected by simple radiography and MRI. Even though the patient had a full range of motion of the shoulder and no pain, a long-term follow-up is believed necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-146
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Volume127
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb

Keywords

  • Posterior dislocation
  • Proximal humerus
  • Salter type 3 physeal fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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