An unusual kind of fracture.

Published online: Dec 27 1993

A J Arenas, and T Pampliega.

Department of Orthopaedic surgery, Hospital Reina Sofia, Tudela, Spain.


We present two patients with avulsion-fractures involving the superior scapular edge. One of the fractures was bilateral. The treatment for both patients was conservative and gave excellent functional results. The different mechanisms that produced the lesions are discussed. It is our opinion that the mechanism was indirect in each case.