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What could cause broken shoulder blade?

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Dr. Robert Dunbar
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Dunbar
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Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Broken shoulderblade

I would think only trauma such as falling or direct blow.
I doubt other causes.

In brief: Broken shoulderblade

I would think only trauma such as falling or direct blow.
I doubt other causes.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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