The significance of scapular fractures.

  title={The significance of scapular fractures.},
  author={Dorothy A Thompson and Timothy Corcoran Flynn and P W Miller and R. P. Fischer},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={25 10},
Scapular fractures in the multiply injured patient have received little attention. Fifty-six patients with 58 scapular fractures secondary to blunt trauma were reviewed. The patients averaged 3.9 major injuries excluding their scapular fractures. The injury pattern associated with blunt scapular fracture is unique. Patients with scapular fracture have a high incidence of injury to the ipsilateral lung and chest wall and to the ipsilateral shoulder girdle and its contained structures: rib… CONTINUE READING


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