Background of Shoulder Fractures

Background of Fractures:

Fracture around the Shoulder includes fractures of the clavicle, humeral head, glenoid, coracoid, acromion, scapula, greater tuberosity. A direct or indirect force may cause fractures.

Clinical features of Fractures around the Shoulder:
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Deformity
  • Shoulder movement not possible
  • Bruising



X-rays :

  • Anterior posterior view
  • Lateral view


CT Scan:

  • Indicated in Comminuted Fractures.
  • Indicated if suspecting an associated Labral or Cuff tear
First Aid for fractures around the Shoulder:
  • Bandage a soft padding around the Shoulder in the form of cuff and collar.
  • Shift him to a hospital immediately on a stretcher.
  • Do not attempt to force the shoulder straight.
  • Do not give the victim anything to eat or drink.