Type I: Fracture of the glenoid rim

  • Type IA: Anterior
  • Type IB: Posterior

Type II: Transverse fracture through the glenoid fossa with an inferior triangular fragment displaced with the humeral head

Type III: Oblique fracture through the glenoid, exiting at the mid-superior border of the scapula; often associated with acromioclavicular fracture or dislocation

Type IV: Horizontal fracture exiting through the medial border of the scapula

Type V: Type IV + fracture separating the inferior half of the glenoid

Type VI: Severe comminution of the glenoid surface


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