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Broken Scapula Injury
The scapula (shoulder blade) is a mobile, triangular-shaped bone. It is protected by an intricate system of muscles and cartilage. The scapula is seldom broken. Scapula fractures account for less than 1% of all broken bones.
Scapular fractures are caused by direct, high-intensity trauma. If there was enough force to break the scapula, 3 out of 4 victims will also sustain injuries to the chest wall, lungs, and / or shoulder joint.
Common causes of broken shoulder blades include the following:
Treatment of Broken Scapula
A broken scapula needs to be immobilized and then evaluated and treated at the hospital because it can be accompanied by severe, potentially life-threatening injuries. Surgery may be required for some scapula fractures. An orthopedic specialist may need to be consulted to determine the course of treatment.
Physical therapy is critical to avoid a frozen shoulder. The exercises are designed to improve the range of motion. Begin limited use of your shoulder right away. Passive stretching exercises should be continued until complete range of motion returns. This may take 6 months to 1 year.
Without treatment, a broken scapula can result in chronic shoulder pain and disability.
Minnesota Broken Scapula Attorney
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