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.
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