Broken Shoulder Blade Topic Guide
Broken Shoulder Blade (Fractured Scapula): A broken shoulder blade (fractured scapula) is often a serious injury that requires medical treatment. Causes of a broken shoulder blade include sports injuries or trauma (car accidents). Treatment for a broken shoulder blade depends on the portion of the bone that is fractured and any other injuries sustained with the broken shoulder blade.
Sprains and Strains An injury to a ligament is called a sprain, while an injury to a muscle or tendon is called a strain. Symptoms and signs include pain, swelling, bruising, and decreased range of motion. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injury is the standard treatment for sprains and strains.
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