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How long will it take to heal a broken shoulder blade?

How long will it take to heal a broken shoulder blade?

6-10 weeks: Scapula (shoulder blade) fractures generally heal in the 6-10 week time frame. Fortunately, most scapula fractures do not require surgery, and the function of your shoulder should be excellent once it heals. ...Read more

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What could cause broken shoulder blade?

What could cause broken shoulder blade?

Chest trauma: The scapula is the medical name for the shoulder blade. The scapula bone is extremely thin & may fracture after any significant chest wall trauma. If the patient has multiple broken ribs, a clavicle fracture and a scapula fracture, one must be wary that the underlying lung has taken a significant injury as well. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have broken shoulder blade?

Scapular fracture: The shoulder blade is part of the scapula. These often do not need treatment but an x-ray and sometimes a cat scan is needed to make the diagnosis and determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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How long will a broken shoulder take to heal?

How long will a broken shoulder take to heal?

8-10 weeks: The healing time depends on the type of shoulder fracture, and fractures tend to heal more slowly in smokers. In general, a shoulder (proximal humerus) fracture will heal in 8-10 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal broken shoulder?

How long does it take to heal broken shoulder?

Shoulder fracture : Fractures typically take around 6 weeks for the bones to heal, but many more months for full recovery. In fact a full recovery can take a year! ...Read more

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My mom is taking Talwin NX for pain from a broken shoulder. Can she take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM while taking it?

My mom is taking Talwin NX for pain from a broken shoulder. Can she take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM while taking it?

Should be OK: Hi. Yes, using guaifenesin (Mucinex) and Talwin (pentazocine) NX together should be fine. There is probably a little risk of GI upset. I hope she feels better soon! ...Read more