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Broken Shoulder Blade (cont.)

Broken Shoulder Blade Other Therapy

Early physical therapy with exercises designed to improve the range of shoulder motion are started about one week after the injury. It is important to start these exercises early to avoid a frozen shoulder (a loss of motion in the shoulder can occur if the shoulder is not used for a prolonged period).

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