Scapula Fracture Fixation

The following blog post is Part 2 of my three-part blog series which documents the findings of my research into types of shoulder procedures and surgeries. This information is a collection of my research. I implore you to do your own research on the topic of shoulder fracture fixation, in conjunction with reading this blog post. By reviewing a number of well-researched and peer-reviewed information, you will have a more sound understanding of scapula fracture fixation. This is purely a summary of important information.

Scapula fracture fixation refers to the process of repairing a fractured scapula. When the scapula, more commonly known as the shoulder blade, is fractured, it will often need a number of metal plates and screws inserted into it. The combination and number of plates and screws required will depend on the fracture itself. Scapula fracture fixation is often performed by cutting directly over the fracture. In some cases, surgeons may benefit from performing a shoulder arthroscopy at the same time as the scapula fracture fixation. This may allow the surgeon to get a better visual of the fracture.

Once the surgery is complete, the qualified Melbourne CBD shoulder surgeon will inform the patient of the steps required for proper rehabilitation. Often the patient will be referred to a known physiotherapist who will help the patient with movement and help ease them back into high-risk physical activity. Patients will often be discharged the day after scapula fracture fixation surgery has been completed.

Patients who have had scapula fracture fixation surgery should be mindful not to put too much pressure on their shoulder during the healing process. It is noted that using too much force may prevent the bone from healing, thereby prolonging the process.

That concludes my blog post on scapula fracture fixation surgery. I hope this has been informative and has given you a good starting point for further research. Thanks for reading.