Lower mortality in patients with scapular fractures.

  title={Lower mortality in patients with scapular fractures.},
  author={Brad S Weening and Christine Walton and Peter A. R. Cole and Khaled Alanezi and Beate P. Hanson and Mohit Bhandari},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={59 6},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this research was to compare associated injuries and mortality in multiply injured patients with scapular fractures with those without scapular fractures. METHODS A prospectively collected database of multiply injured motor vehicle occupants with an Injury Severity Score >12 admitted to a level I regional trauma center during from January 1, 1996, to December 31, 2001, was reviewed to assess skeletal and organ injuries associated with a scapular fracture. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING