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Scapular Fracture

Scapular Fracture
  • Results from direct trauma to the scapula, often sustained during a fall or vehicle accident.
  • Scapular fractures are the most difficult fracture to diagnose in the shoulder region. Fractures can sometimes be seen on AP view, but more often are best evaluated in the transscapular "Y" view.
  • It is common to find other injuries associated with scapular fractures, especially injury to the thoracic spine. For this reason, is important to look carefully for a scapular fracture.
Can you find the scapular fractures? Click on the image for answers.
Transscapular "Y" view of left shoulder scapular fracture
AP view of right shoulder scapular fracture

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