The shoulder joints contain three main bones: the humerus, clavicle and glenoid (scapula). When the shoulder is impacted during a sports injury or traumatic accident, any of these three bones can sustain a fracture. A shoulder fracture in any of the related bones can cause pain and impact function. Dr. Steven Struhl is one of the most respected orthopedic surgeons in the country and a shoulder specialist, offering shoulder fracture treatment at the Shoulders & Knees clinics in Westchester and NYC.
Shoulder fractures or broken shoulders are usually caused by direct or indirect impact to the shoulder. A fall, auto accident or sports impact can fracture one of the bones of the shoulder. Bone fractures can be displaced or non-displaced. Displaced fractures are bones that are no longer in the correct anatomic position. They must be manipulated or surgically repositioned before they’re allowed to heal. The majority of shoulder fractures are non-displaced, which can be treated with immobilization in a cast, brace or sling while it heals. Physical therapy is almost always recommended for both displaced and non-displaced shoulder fractures treatment.
Types of Shoulder Fractures
A broken shoulder can include one or more bones with fractures. It is also common for the same injury to cause ligament, muscle or tendon damage. Dr. Struhl offers complete treatment for broken shoulders, including the following types of shoulder fractures:
It is important for shoulder fracture treatment to include rehabilitation and physical therapy to restore strength and range of motion. Dr. Struhl can recommend a complete treatment plan to ensure the fracture is properly healed and mobility is restored.
If you have suffered a shoulder fracture, get the most advanced medical care for complete recovery. Contact our Shoulders & Knees clinic in New York City or Westchester to schedule an appointment with our top orthopedic surgeon to discuss shoulder fracture treatment.