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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 2 ( August, 2013 ) > List of Articles


Pucker sign in proximal humeral fractures: implications on management

Nipun Jindal, Parmanand Gupta, Ravi Kumar Gupta

Keywords : Surgical neck humerus fracture, Puckering, Dimpling, Buttonholing, Open reduction

Citation Information : Jindal N, Gupta P, Gupta RK. Pucker sign in proximal humeral fractures: implications on management. 2013; 8 (2):123-126.

DOI: 10.1007/s11751-013-0162-y

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Fracture of the surgical neck of humerus in young patients is a relatively rare injury. We reviewed the available material on the topic and identified puckering at the shoulder in high-energy fracture of the surgical neck as a finding which has been reported infrequently but signifies a need for open reduction. We present a review of the literature on the subject and our similar experience in two young males who had puckering and ecchymosis at the shoulder.

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