• Dr. Sunil Dachepalli

Fractures Around the Shoulder

Shoulder fractures can result from a fall on the shoulder, a motor vehicle accident, contact sports, etc.

Clavicle Fracture (Collar bone):

Common shoulder fracture, mainly result of a fall.

Undisplaced fracture can be treated with a clavicle brace for 4-6 weeks.

Picture showing clavicle brace

Displaced fractures need to be fixed with a plate and screws as shown.

X-Ray showing clavicle fracture

Clavicle fracture treated with plates

Post-operatively patients will be given an arm pouch and physiotherapy is started gradually after 4 weeks.

Picture showing arm pouch

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