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What is a Scapular Fracture?

Description of the condition

A scapular fracture is a damage to the bone located in the area of the shoulder girdle. This type of fractures most commonly occurs as a result of injury or impact.


  • Open fracture
  • Closed fracture
  • Displaced fracture
  • Non-displaced fracture


Severe pain in the shoulder and scapula area, swelling, bruising, limited movement.


A scapular fracture can occur from a fall on the arm or a blow to the shoulder, as well as from heavy physical exertion.


Diagnosis includes X-rays, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).


In most cases, surgical intervention is required to restore the integrity of the bone with subsequent rehabilitation.


Avoiding traumas and impacts to the shoulder area, taking precautions during sports activities.


For the treatment of scapular fractures, it is necessary to consult an orthopedic surgeon or a traumatologist.

Note: This material is provided solely for informational purposes and is not medical advice.