Fracture of Proximal Humerus with dislocation of Glenohumeral joint in a 3 year old child: A Case Report

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What to Learn from this Article?

 1.Rare presentation of proximal humerus fracture dislocation in a very young child? 

2.Treatment strategy for managing such case in acute settings? 

Case Report | Volume 3 | Issue 1 | JOCR Jan – March 2013 | Page 26-28

Authors: Rajul Gupta[1], Amardeep Singh[1], Kunwar Kulwinder Singh[1], Rajeev Vohra[1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, Amandeep Hospital, G. T. Road, Model Town, Amritsar, India

Address of Correspondence: Dr Rajul Gupta Department of Orthopaedics, Amandeep Hospital, G. T. Road, Model Town, Amritsar, India. Email:


Introduction: Though proximal humeral physeal injuries are common in children, reports of proximal humeral physeal injuries with disruption of glenohumeral joint are exceedingly rare. We here report such a case.

Case Report:  A three year old male patient presented to us with proximal humeral physeal separation along with glenohumeral dislocation. Under general anaesthesia, closed reduction could be achieved. Thereafter, three Kirschner wires were used to fix the physeal injury. Wires were removed at six weeks and physiotherapy was started. Good range of motion was achieved, and follow up radiographs demonstrated no evidence of growth arrest at one year.

Conclusion: In spite of significant displacement in cases of proximal humeral physeal injury with glenohumeral dislocation in children, closed reduction can be achieved and should be attempted.

Keywords: Proximal humerus fracture dislocation, child


How to Cite This Article:Gupta R, Singh A, Singh KK, Vohra R. Idiopathic bilateral gluteus maximus contracture in adolescent female: A case report. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2013 Jan-March;3(1):26-28. Available from:

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