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Intraoperative fractures rarely occur during initial shoulder replacement surgery. The incidence increases, however, during revision arthroplasty due to weakened bone and placement of longer-stem prostheses. They may occur during exposure, implant removal, bone preparation or placement of prosthesis.
Revision shoulder arthroplasty for loosening with non-displaced greater tuberosity fracture (arrow).