Broken Shoulder Blade (cont.)
Broken Shoulder Blade Diagnosis
A doctor will be able to diagnose a broken shoulder blade after a thorough physical examination and imaging.
Shoulder and chest X-rays are taken.
CT scans of the abdomen and chest are sometimes indicated to evaluate other injuries.
CT scans of the shoulder are sometimes needed to diagnose fractures of the shoulder socket (glenoid).
Fractures of the scapula are sometimes discovered during extensive evaluations after major trauma from falls, motor vehicle accidents, or direct trauma.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/4/2014
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