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Broken Shoulder Blade (cont.)

Broken Shoulder Blade Prevention

Broken shoulder blades can be prevented by avoiding high-risk activities or at least attempting to protect the body when participating in the following sports:

  • Activities with potential for falls from significant heights such as rock climbing, hang-gliding, or skydiving
  • Contact sports (football, hockey), dirt-bike racing, car racing

Gang or street fighting (especially with blunt objects used as weapons such as bricks, boards, baseball bats)

Always wear a seatbelt while driving, and all passengers in the car should wear a seatbelt.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/4/2014

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