Shoulder fracture is one of the most common injuries that involves breakage in any one or more bones of the shoulder including clavicle (collar bone), proximal humerus (top of the upper arm bone), and scapula (shoulder blade).
Cause of Shoulder fracture :
Direct blow from a fall OR collision OR motor vehicle accident OR high-impact trauma, such as a high-speed motor vehicle accident
Symptoms of Shoulder fracture :
Pain, swelling, deformity, bruising and tenderness of the joint along with an inability to move the shoulder and a grinding sensation while moving the shoulder
Treatment for Shoulder fracture :
Treatment of most of the shoulder fracture involves its immobilization with a sling or shoulder immobiliser. Some fractures of Humerus, clavicle, need surgery for fixation of the fracture fragments with plates and screws
Click here for shoulder fracture treatments.