When a shoulder condition like a shoulder fracture occurs, the pain can be significant. A fracture can prevent you from enjoying the activities you love. At TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, you’ll receive advanced care for clavicle and humerus fractures from fellowship trained specialists. Collaborating in the tri-state area’s highest-volume orthopedic surgery hospital, our team uses the latest technology including 3D modeling and GPS navigation for reconstructive procedures.
The humerus and clavicle are the most commonly fractured shoulder bones.
Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that combine the upper arm bone (humerus), the shoulder blade (scapula) and the collar bone (clavicle). A group of muscles and tendons holds the shoulder bones together to allow a range of motion and rotation. Because your shoulder has many moving parts, you can easily experience shoulder injuries.
Fractures to the upper arm bone and collar bone usually result from trauma which can include:
Shoulder fracture symptoms generally include:
Depending on whether your shoulder fracture is partial, broken but not shifted (an in-line break), displaced (the broken ends are misaligned) or a compound fracture (bone has broken through the skin), treatment may include:
Your risk for a shoulder fracture depends on:
Strategies for shoulder fracture prevention depend on your age and your activities.
To learn more about shoulder fractures or make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 354 3700.