Bilateral Scapular Fracture: A Case Report
Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery,
The simultaneous fracture of both scapulae is an unusual clinical feature. They are thought to result from a violent trauma to the upper part of the shoulder often associated with other injuries whose severity obscures the scapular injuries. Computed tomography with 3D reconstruction may be of assistance in the diagnosis of involvement of the glenoid surface and associated lesions. Often conservative in treatment, surgical procedures may find their indications in patients with involvement of the glenoid cavity or the external abutment with significant displacement as well as other associated lesions. We report the clinical case of a 50-year-old patient, presenting with bilateral comminuted fracture of the bodies of the scapula with damage to the glenoid surface on the right following a work accident due to a fall from a 6m high ladder with landing on the dorsal surface of the thorax and having undergone conservative treatment with excellent functional results and a constant score of 100 for both shoulders at 1 year of follow-up.
- Bilateral scapular fracture
- functional treatment.
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