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Is it common to get a fracture during shoulder manipulation under anesthesia?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Not common at all. Mua of the shoulder is quite straight forward.

Answered Jul 10, 2012

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Dr. Ernesto Pretto jr. answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

A fracture during manipulation of the shoulder to treat dislocation is a known albeit infrequent complication of this procedure.

Answered Dec 7, 2012

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Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

The orthopedic surgeon doing the manipulation is trained to know the tolerances of the bones and joints they are working with. It is always possible with weak bones or tightly fused shoulders for this complication to occur, but the chances are small.

Answered Apr 24, 2015

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