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Can a shoulder fracture cause scapular dyskinesis?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
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In brief: Maybe, but...

Damage to the long thoracic nerve can cause winging of the scapula.
This could potentially happen from a scapular or rib fracture, but as the nerve runs along the chest wall, other fracture locations are unlikely to damage that nerve.

In brief: Maybe, but...

Damage to the long thoracic nerve can cause winging of the scapula.
This could potentially happen from a scapular or rib fracture, but as the nerve runs along the chest wall, other fracture locations are unlikely to damage that nerve.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Scapular dyskinesia

Yes a shoulder fracture can cause scapular dyskinesia.
The causes can include secondary injury to the scapula muscles, a nerve injury, or a frozen shoulder. A physical therapist can help with the treatment. However, if the condition does not improve further evaluation is required.

In brief: Scapular dyskinesia

Yes a shoulder fracture can cause scapular dyskinesia.
The causes can include secondary injury to the scapula muscles, a nerve injury, or a frozen shoulder. A physical therapist can help with the treatment. However, if the condition does not improve further evaluation is required.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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