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How Long Will It Take To Heal A 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I was sitting in the floor and a headboard fell across my left shoulder/neck. Can't hardly touch it now. Bruised muscle or fractured shoulder blade?
See doctor for: an examination and x ray. Ice it till you see the doctor, If severe pain go to ER. ...Read more
My mom is taking Talwin NX for pain from a broken shoulder. Can she take Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM while taking it?
My dad was operated on his broken shoulder and a plate was inserted which shifted due to initial physio sessions. Should we get it removed?
Ask the Orthopedic: surgeon who put it in. He'll tell you ...Read more
Depend on the type: The treatment of a shoulder fracture depends on the type of fracture. Some require surgery to optimize the long-term function of the shoulder, others can be treated with a sling and therapy alone. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure that your fracture is treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken shoulder: In an emergency find a way to place the arm across the chest with elbow bent at ninety degrees, and then wrap the arm against the chest by wrapping around the chest to accomplish immobilization of the arm at the shoulder. Then obtain medical evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a friend who had a broken shoulder in may. He had a surgery and today he found wires coming out of his skin. Isit normal?
Too vague . .: The problem is that the shoulder is actually made of several boney structures--so it really does depend upon the specifics, such as : which bone, which part of the effected bone, how many 'pieces' there are to the break, and whether any of the surrounding 'soft tissues' were also damaged. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a person suffering from osteoporosis be more likely to suffer a broken hip than a broken shoulder?
Osteoporosis: It depends on the amount of energy that goes across the bone, the quality of the bone, and the direction of the forces. ...Read more
My niece she's 7 having irritation and itching after hand sling for broken shoulder. Please what can be done for this? Thank you
Inability 2 wipe: I assume that she has genital area problems because of an inability to clean herself due to her shoulder injury. You should have her taking baths in clean water (no bubble bath) once or twice a day and that usually will clear it up quickly. ...Read more
Not simple.: Assuming no trauma to that site, shoulder pain can be arthritis, gall bladder disease, or even a peculiar lung tumor called a pancoast tumor. Start with primary doctor, she/he will take a history, physical, do some blood work and get a plain chest x-ray and shoulder x-rays. ...Read more
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