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I have a small fracture in my scapula. Can xrays tell if I have a tear? How long will i be out with a fractured scapula

I have a small fracture in my scapula. Can xrays tell if I have a tear? How long will i be out with a fractured scapula

Fractured scapula: Is an injury indicative of serious force. I hope you don't have any associated injuries to internal organs. X-rays usually are not helpful for muscle or ligament tears. Consult orthopedic surgeon for details. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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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Fell 3 weeks ago, fractured scapula. ROM decreasing and pain increasing daily. No bruising after fall. Now large bruise appeared. What do I do?

Fell 3 weeks ago, fractured scapula. ROM decreasing and pain increasing daily. No bruising after fall. Now large bruise appeared. What do I do?

Scapula fracture: Scapula fractures are mainly treated nonoperatively but fractures that involve the Glenoid may require surgery. Increasing pain at this point could be a result of you increasing your activity level(maybe too quickly) or could be a sign of fracture displacement. Either way you should follow up with your Orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you treat a fractured scapula thank you?

Generally these are: Treated without surgery if the fx is in the body of the scapula; if it involves the neck or the glenoid(the socket) and is displaced, then surgery to fix it. So it depends on the location of the fx.. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a fractured scapula spine (no displacement) to stop hurting?

How long does it take for a fractured scapula spine (no displacement) to stop hurting?

In general 6 weeks: Is the time it takes most bones in the body to heal. The exact time depends on your age (younger heals faster than older), and how active you are, often rest and immobilization help healing occur faster. ...Read more

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Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Can posterior rib fractures cause snapping scapula?

Yes, if multiple: Snapping scapula syndrome arises from either a soft-tissue or a skeletal anomaly within the scapulothoracic space that creates a cracking sound during scapulothoracic motion that patients associate with pain. ...Read more

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Will I need surgery for multiple rib fractures under right scapula?

Will I need surgery for multiple rib fractures under right scapula?

Usually not needed: Unless there are complications such as hemorrhage, rib fractures can be treated conservatively. Use ice packs every 4 hours, avoid coughing and straining , relieve pain with prescription medication. Get well. ...Read more

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Can I prevent posterior rib fractures from causing snapping scapula?

Time and Massages: Only time will help heal and stop the symptoms ...Read more

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