Fracture of the proximal humerus with disruption of the tendon of the pectoralis major

Int J Shoulder Surg. 2016 Jan-Mar;10(1):44-7. doi: 10.4103/0973-6042.174521.


Combined pectoralis major disruption and proximal humeral fractures are uncommon. A simple radiologic diagnostic tool which consists of the measurement of the displacement from the humeral shaft to the lateral side of the humeral head (lateral to the outer proximal cortex) can help to diagnose this combined lesion.

Keywords: Disruption; pectoralis major; proximal humerus fracture; radiographic analysis.