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Can a shoulder fracture cause scapular dyskinesis?

Can a shoulder fracture cause scapular dyskinesis?

Maybe, but...: Damage to the long thoracic nerve can cause winging of the scapula. This could potentially happen from a scapular or rib fracture, but as the nerve runs along the chest wall, other fracture locations are unlikely to damage that nerve. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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I've undergone a month of pt per my dr. For scapular dyskinesis but my shoulder's still sore & unaligned. Why hasn't it gotten better? What's next?

I've undergone a month of pt per my dr. For scapular dyskinesis but my shoulder's still sore & unaligned. Why hasn't it gotten better? What's next?

Swim: If and when you are able, swimming is very good for many musculoskeletal misalignments. Muscles have memory and it takes consistent effort to change their positioning. ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain for two years. Orthopedic said it was scapular dyskinesis. I am not active. I rotate back & it cracks all the way down blade. Help?

Right shoulder pain for two years. Orthopedic said it was scapular dyskinesis. I am not active. I rotate back & it cracks all the way down blade. Help?

Good therapist: Find a good upper extremity therapist ( occupational therapist) that your ors recommends who can help stenthen your scapula muscles( scapula stabilizers).Best of luck! ...Read more

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How long will greater tuberosity fracture from fall on shoulder and scapular thoracic dyskinesis take to, heal, im 28f healthy?

How long will greater tuberosity fracture from fall on shoulder and scapular thoracic dyskinesis take to, heal, im 28f healthy?

6-12 weeks: Bony healing of the greater tuberosity should take 6-12 weeks. Scapulothoracic dyskinesis may take longer: you will need to rebuild muscle, relearn proper body mechanics and correct muscle imbalances, restore proper posture, etc. Put in the effort and therapy now and it will pay off later. ...Read more

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Could Dystonia be mistaken for Scapular Dyskinesis after 3 AC separations?

Could Dystonia be mistaken for Scapular Dyskinesis after 3 AC separations?

Movement disorder: Yes, it can be difficult even for a trained neurologist to distinguish these 2 disorders. Please consult with a Movement Disorder specialist, a sub-specialty of neurology, to get an accurate definitive diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have scapular dyskinesis on my left side, when i lay down i sometimes get left chest pain, does this have to do with my ribs from blade out of line?

I have scapular dyskinesis on my left side, when i lay down i sometimes get left chest pain, does this have to do with my ribs from blade out of line?

Conceivable: The pain may be generated through mechanical compression on the intercostal nerves. Is there a specific position that is triggering the pain? Have you tried to adjust your position slightly to the right or slightly to the left, see if there is an effect on the pain level? ...Read more

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Rear ended 2 months ago, shoulder fracture (not broken). A week ago a jump caused shoulder pain. Now tingling in arms and legs. Because of the injury?

Rear ended 2 months ago, shoulder fracture (not broken). A week ago a jump caused shoulder pain. Now tingling in arms and legs. Because of the injury?

Yes, it is possible: That the recent trauma is the cause of the nerve impingement. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of shoulder fracture?

Pain :-( : If you have sustained trauma and have immediate discomfort and difficulty moving the arm the possibility of a fracture exists. Sometimes people complain that they feel the broken ends of the bones moving as well. If suspicious, it is worth having an xray sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Is there any pain relieving medication that i can take for a shoulder fracture?Preferably a medication with less side effects if possible.Thanks

Is there any pain relieving medication that i can take for a shoulder fracture?Preferably a medication with less side effects if possible.Thanks

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetomino: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominiphen woud be fine and over the counter NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen at your age should have very low risks. These questions are best asked to your physicians. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Scapular Dyskenisis, got through PT, but my shoulder pain never went away and is getting worse. What can I do to help this?

Diagnosed with Scapular Dyskenisis, got through PT, but my shoulder pain never went away and is getting worse. What can I do to help this?

Scapular Dyskinesis: can be caused or complicated by an internal injury to the shoulder (such as rotator cuff or labral tear or AC joint separation). While physical therapy is an integral part of treatment, there may also be an underlying shoulder injury which needs to be addressed. An MRI would be useful to see whether you have an internal injury causing your dyskinesis and increasing pain. ...Read more

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Could my rib fractures cause shoulder bursitis?

Could my rib fractures cause shoulder bursitis?

It's possible: it could've change your mechanics of the way you use your shoulder. Another thought is that whatever caused the accident and the rib fractures could have also injured your shoulder and that is why you developed the bursitis. ...Read more

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Does hemachromatosis cause avascular narcosis? I was diagnosis with hemachromatosis in 03, surgery for fractured talus in 09, and may have avn in shoulder.

Does hemachromatosis cause avascular narcosis? I was diagnosis with hemachromatosis in 03,  surgery for fractured talus in 09, and may have avn in shoulder.

Not AVN: Hemachromatosis is often an undiagnosed cause of major joint arthritis requiring joint replacement. Your shoulder may just have advanced osteoarthritis associated with hemachromatosis. It can have the same appearance as avn. ...Read more

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I have three compression fractures in my back and now havin neck and shoulder pain running down my arm what causes this? None

I have three compression fractures in my back and now havin neck and shoulder pain running down my arm what causes this? None

If : If you have compression fractures, arthritis, and degenerative disc disease in your back, it's likely the same processes are occurring in your neck. When the nerve roots in your neck are pinched or irritated by bulging discs or osteophytes (bone spurs), you could have pain, numbness or other sensations in your arms and hands. (it's like having sciatica in your arms.) if left untreated, you could eventually develop weakness in your upper extremities. See your doctor about these symptoms. He/she may want to arrange an MRI of your neck. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a trapezius spasm cause a clavicle fracture?

spasm: At your age (or any age), muscle spasm would not be powerful enough to cause bone fracture by itself. Exceptions may include situations where the bone is already compromised such as a tumor or large cyst. ...Read more

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Clavicle fracture,2week passed and not healed and also separated more,could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?

Clavicle fracture,2week passed and not healed and also separated more,could keeping at fixed state still may cause healing?

It will heal: The orthopedists have a saying about clavicle fractures: as long as the two ends of the bone are in the same room, it'll heal. Joking aside, clavicle nonunion is extremely rare. Continue using your sling, and avoid contact sports. Healing will take 6-8 weeks. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What could cause clavicle fracture ?

What could cause clavicle fracture ?

Fall off of bicycle: Bike accident any fall ice hockey checking blunt trauma. ...Read more

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I have a spiral fracture of the humerus just below the shoulder to mid point should I have this plated?

I have a spiral fracture of the humerus just below the shoulder to mid point should I have this plated?

Fracture Management: Humeral shaft fractures can be treated by non operative methods. If the fracture is in reasonable alignment you can be treated with a fracture brace and begin moving your arm quickly and through a normal range of motion as your pain subsides. Surgery offers no advantage to healing and may slow down the healing process. Surgery is effective in maintaining alignment while bone heals. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more