A member asked:

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

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae answered

Specializes in Pain Management

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

Answered 7/10/2012


Dr. Ernesto Pretto jr. answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

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

Answered 12/7/2012


Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Rare: 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 4/24/2015



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