Broken Shoulder Blade (cont.)
Broken Shoulder Blade Prognosis
Most fractures of the shoulder blade heal without complications within 6-8 weeks. Fractures that involve the shoulder socket or scapular neck develop more complications.
Complications may include the following:
Loss of range of motion
Loss of strength
Many people with scapular fractures have other serious injuries, and their prognosis often depends more on the nature of these other injuries (for example, spinal fractures, head injuries, organ damaged such as lacerated spleen or liver).
Medically reviewed by Aimee V. HachigianGould, MD; American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
MedscapeReference.com. Scapular Fracture.
Medscape News. Broken Shoulder Predicts Future Hip Fracture in Older Women.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/4/2014
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