Shoulder Fracture

A fracture of any of the bones in the shoulder can greatly impair your mobility and cause severe pain. Shoulder fractures occur as a result of trauma or injury to the shoulder from a fall, sports injury, car accident, or any direct blow to the shoulder.

Shoulder fracture prevention: Maintain good bone health. Wear proper shoes to maintain balance and prevent falls. Use proper equipment for your sport. Use proper techniques for your sport.
  • Symptoms
  • Joint is sore to touch

    • Shoulder sore to the touch

    common

    Blue/purple skin on shoulder

    common

    Shoulder pain

    • With exertion

    • In one shoulder

    common

    Difficulty moving shoulder

    common

    Buzzing sensation in upper extremity

    Numbness or tingling in shoulders arms or hands

  • Risk factors
  • Recent injury or trauma in upper extremity

    • In shoulder

  • Treatment
  • Treatment for these fractures can vary. Some options include: 1-A simple sling or strap is worn for three to eight weeks, depending on the patient’s pain. 2-Surgery, which may include placing plates and screws or wires and sutures. This is more often needed when there is an injury to the glenoid (shoulder socket) or when broken bone pieces are severely out of place.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Shoulder Fracture, then visit an orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible.

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