The scapula (shoulder blade), clavicle (collarbone) and humerus (upper arm bone) are three bones involved in shoulder fractures. All three types of shoulder fractures can cause shoulder pain, swelling and tenderness. Also, it limits the shoulder’s range of motion. Let’s see these three major types of shoulder fractures and how it affects the human body.

Scapula Fracture

A flat triangular bone located in the upper back is known as the scapula. The scapula provides the primary connections between the arm and the chest. Scapula fractures are rare which approximately less than 1% of all fractures are. A scapular fracture may result from a contact sport like football and cricket or a traumatic event such as a car or bike accident.

Clavicle Fracture

The clavicle, commonly known as collarbone is a long and thin bone that begins at the base of the neck and extends out to the shoulder. This fracture can happen at any age, from new-borns to the elderly. Normally, this fracture occurs because of a fall, direct hit or a motor vehicle accident. Common symptoms are bruising, swelling, and pain over the clavicle region.

Proximal Humerus Fracture

The humerus is that long bone between the elbow and the shoulder. A fracture to the top of the humerus bone is called a proximal humerus fracture. The ball that rests in the shoulder’s socket is often referred to as the humeral head. A proximal humerus fracture is very common and it can occur at any age. It can often be treated without surgery. Whether the patient needs the surgery is depending on various factors like the amount of displacement, the involvement of the cartilage in the joint, the age and activity level of the patient.

This is the general information about Shoulder Fracture. We recommend you to take your doctor’s advice for proper guidance. We hope this information adds value to your knowledge. Watch out this space for more such information. Greetings for SYS Medtech International PVT. LTD.