Razaeian S, Hawi N, Zhang D, Liodakis E, Krettek C. Conservative treatment of displaced isolated proximal humerus greater tuberosity fractures: preliminary results of a prospective, CT-based registry study. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2022 Dec;48(6):4531-4543. doi: 10.1007/s00068-020-01453-7. Epub 2020 Sep 15. PMID: 32930807. (Springermedizin-Volltext für Abonnenten)
Methods: Twenty patients with conservatively treated isolated greater tuberosity fracture were evaluated prospectively as part of a registry study. …
Results: … No statistically significant difference in clinical outcomes could be observed with respect to the degree of displacement among the three groups.
Ryan DJ, Zuckerman JD, Egol KA. Fact or fiction: the “5 mm Rule” in greater tuberosity fractures of the proximal humerus. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2022 Nov 8. doi: 10.1007/s00590-022-03427-4. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36346475. (Springermedizin-Volltext für Abonnenten)
Purpose: The purposes of this study were 1) to assess the outcome of nonoperative management of GT fractures with > 5 mm of displacement and 2) to assess whether there is a correlation between degree of displacement and outcome.
Conclusion: Our findings do not support a discrete 5 mm displacement threshold for surgical repair of isolated greater tuberosity fractures.