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Blacksburg, VA
A 22-year-old male asked:

chronic third rib fracture with large callus under right shoulder blade. painful grinding sensation when i move my shoulder. will this need surgery?

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Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Grinding scapula: If there is persistent grinding and snapping under the scapula, you might want to consider surgery for this condition called snapping scapula syndrome. The inflammation and bone from the rib fracture can be removed, potentially eliminating your symptoms.

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Last updated Sep 10, 2015

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