Fractures around the Shoulder
Fractures around the shoulder are common in osteoporotic bone.
Acute pain in the shoulder following a fall.
X rays and sometimes a CT scan if the fracture pattern is complex.
Non-Operative: The vast majority of fractures around the shoulder can be treated non-operatively with a sling and physiotherapy.
Operative: If the fracture is severe then surgery can be carried out. We try our best to fix the fracture back with a plate and screws but if this is not possible the shoulder may have to be replaced.