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Table 1 Demographic data, fracture pattern of greater tuberosity, the day when the retrospective diagnosis of surgical neck fracture was made, and the deformity of the surgical neck fracture after follow-up for occult and missed surgical neck fractures

From: The incidence of occult and missed surgical neck fractures in patients with isolated greater tuberosity fracture of the proximal humerus

Patient No. Age range Cause of injury Fracture classification Treatment Day elapsed until the diagnosis Deformity of the surgical neck Occult or missed fracture
1 30–40 High energy injury Split-type Screw 1 Varus Occult
2 40–50 Low energy injury Split-type Screw Negative Missed
3 40–50 High energy injury Split-type Screw Negative Missed
4 50–60 Low energy injury Split-type Screw Negative Missed
5 20–30 High energy injury Split-type Screw 4 Negative Occult
6 50–60 High energy injury Split-type Screw 5 Negative Occult
7 40–50 Low energy injury Avulsion Non-operative 13 Negative Occult
8 20–30 High energy injury Split-type Non-operative 52 Negative Occult