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The shoulder consists of three bones which come together to form the shoulder joint: the arm bone or the humerus, the collarbone or the clavicle, and the shoulder blade or the scapula at the glenoid. When an individual sustains damage or injury to the shoulder, any of these bones may be affected. Shoulder fractures may be characterized as any of the following types of injuries and the proper treatment should follow according to the broken bone. 

Types of Shoulder Fractures

In the majority of cases, an individual describes a broken shoulder as damage or injury to the proximal humerus. A proximal humerus fracture is an injury to the top of the humerus, or the top of the arm bone, which forms the ball of the ball-and-socket joint in the shoulder. This type of injury can occur in younger individuals as a result of trauma from an accident and can also occur in older individuals as a result of osteoporosis, a condition that causes weakening of the bones in the body. In fact, in people over the age of 65, proximal humerus fractures are the third most common broken bone after hip and wrist fractures.

Clavicle fractures are the most common type of shoulder fracture. The clavicle, also known as the collarbone, is the bone over the top of the chest, located between the sternum, or breastbone, and the scapula, or shoulder blade. Broken collarbones can occur in a wide range of age groups, from newborns to the elderly. This injury can occur in babies during birth and in children, adolescent, and athletes due to developmental issues or during many types of accidents and falls.

Glenoid fractures are generally uncommon. The glenoid is the socket of the ball-and-socket shoulder joint and it is part of the scapula (shoulder blade). Glenoid fractures most often result when there is considerable trauma to the shoulder, or as a result of sports injuries.

Scapula fractures are also considered to be uncommon injuries. The scapula, or shoulder blade, is a wide, flat bone that rests behind the rib cage. Part of the scapula is covered with cartilage and forms the socket of the ball-and-socket shoulder joint. Scapular fractures are considered rare injuries and these normally occur with significant trauma from an accident such as automobile collisions or a fall from a considerable height. Often times, scapular fractures may also result in chest injuries.

Individuals suspecting injury to the bones surrounding the shoulder joint should look for immediate medical attention. Signs and symptoms suggesting shoulder fractures include: pain with simple shoulder movements, swelling of the shoulder and arm, bruising around the affected area that may travel down the arm, and joint deformity.

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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

Post Disclaimer

Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Shoulder Fractures" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*