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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2014;17(3):134-137.
DOI:    Published online September 30, 2014.
Fracture of Proximal Humerus in the Lateral Anchor Site after Suture Bridge Repair: A Case Report
Kyoung Jin Park, Yong Min Kim, Dong Soo Kim, Eui Sung Choi, Sang Wook Keum, Kyoung Min Kil, Chae Wook Lim, Sang Jun Park
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Cheongju, Korea.
Received: 6 January 2014   • Revised: 11 June 2014   • Accepted: 15 June 2014
To report the fracture of proximal humerus in the lateral anchor site after suture bridge repair. A 57-year-old female patient with shoulder pain on the right-side was admitted through the emergency room following a car accident. Seven weeks before the accident, the patient had undergone surgery at a different hospital for the repair of supraspinatus tendon rupture on the right-side via suture bridge technique. Humerus surgical neck fracture was confirmed by X-ray, and proximal humerus fracture at the anchor site was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Following 7 months of conservative treatment resulted in satisfactory bone union and motion of the shoulder joint. We report the need of close observation during and after the arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff in patients with osteoporosis.
Key Words: Rotator cuff; Suture anchors; Shoulder fracture


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