Shoulder Fractures

Shoulder fractures include fracture of shoulder blade (scapula), proximal humerus or top of the upper arm bone, and the collar bone (clavicle).

Causes
  • Direct blow to shoulder
  • Fall
  • Motor vehicle accident
Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Inability to move shoulder
  • Deformity
Investigations
  • X-rays
  • CT Scan
  • MRI
Treatment
Non-Surgical
  • Immobilisation
  • Medication – Analgesics
Surgical

Clavicle Fractures

Most clavicle fractures can be treated non-surgically. However, a compound or severly comminuted fractur will require surgery. Surgery typically involves fixing the fracture with plates, screws or rods inside the bone.

Proximal Humerus Fractures

Fractures of the proximal humerus can be treated without surgery in case the bone fragments are not displaced.

Surgery is usually required, if the fragments are shifted out of position. Surgery may involve fixing the fracture fragments with plates, screws, or pins; In some cases where there are multiple fracture fragments shoulder replacementis done.

Scapula Fractures

Most of the scapula fractures can be treated without surgery. Treatment involves immobilization with a sling or shoulder immobilizer, icing, and pain medications.

About 20% of scapula fractures may need surgery when they are associated with proximal humerus or clavicle Fractures. These fractures are fixed with plates and screws.

About Doctor:

Dr. Naveen Reddy is one of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Hyderabad. He has over 10 years of experience. Having completed his post graduation in Orthopedics, (D’Ortho and DNB Ortho, he was part of the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad – 2009-2017. He has had the experience of working with the Best Orthopaedic Surgeons and gained extensive expertise in managing simple, complex trauma, knee and hip replacements. His patients consider him to be the best orthopedic doctor in Hyderabad. He has a fellowship in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty from world-renowned center Galeazzi Institute of Orthopedics, Milan, Italy under Prof Dr Lugi Zagra where he had great exposure and gained knowledge complex Hip & Knee Replacements.

The range of services provided by him includes Trauma – Fracture treatment, Knee Joint Replacement, Hip Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries Treatment, PRP & BEMAC Injections, Viscosupplementation, Stem Cell Treatment etc.

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