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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

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What should you do about a broken shoulder?

What should you do about a broken shoulder?

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 more

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How could I numb a broken shoulder?

How could I numb a broken shoulder?

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 more

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What are some of the treatments for a broken shoulder?

What are some of the treatments for a broken shoulder?

Complicated: The shoulder is comprised of many different bones, and among them, many different types of fractures are possible. As with a broken wrist, complications can develop so go see your doctor without delay in order to be evaluated properly. ...Read more

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Will there be any problem if a person has broken shoulder bone? no other complications.

Will there be any problem if a person has broken shoulder bone? no other complications.

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 more

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Would a person suffering from osteoporosis be more likely to suffer a broken hip than a broken shoulder?

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

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My niece she's 7 having irritation and itching after hand sling for broken shoulder. Please what can be done for this? Thank you

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

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What can I take for sporatic shoulder blade pain?

NSAIDs: Over the counter nsaids (if not contraindicated). If pain persists or is unreleived by the nsaids then have it evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What causes pain on the right shoulder blade and what medicine should I take for it?

What causes pain on the right shoulder blade and what medicine should I take for it?

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