Khalid Ayoub - Consultant Orthopeaedic Surgeon based in Glasgow
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Shoulder Fracture

Shoulder Fracture
Fractures in the bones around the shoulder are relatively common. They usually occur as a result of an impact injury, such as a fall or blow to the shoulder. Some of these fractures cause sever pain and limitation of movement which necessitates an urgent attendance to the nearest Causality Department at the local hospital. Some other minor fractures have less dramatic manifestations. Within a short time, there may be redness and bruising around the area.

The most common fracture around the shoulders, in descending order, are;

1. Fracture of the clavicle (collar bone)

2. Fracture of proximal humerus (Fractures at the top part of the arm bone, just below the ball of the shoulder joint).

3. Fracture of the Glenoid (socket part of the shoulder joint)

4. Fracture of the scapula (Shoulder Blade)

Both diagnosis and severity can be confirmed by x rays.Back...

It is strongly recommended that every suspected fracture needs to be assessed urgently by a doctor (e.g. Causality Department). Initial treatment for the shoulder fracture is commonly comprised of immobilisation and support of the injured arm. The specialist will then consider the best definitive treatment method for the fracture. It all depends on the complexity of the fracture.

For the fracture of clavicle, some patients may continue with sling immobilisation for a limited time, followed by a period of physiotherapy programme. Some others may need a surgical fixation with plate and screws.

For the fracture of proximal humerus, the treatment options are either sling/plaster immobilisation or operative fixation of the broken bones or replacement arthroplasty for the fractured part of the shoulder which is deemed beyond repair. Back...

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