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Treatments for Severe Shoulder Fractures

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The shoulder has greater mobility than any other joint in the body, which makes shoulder fractures very complicated. Shoulder fractures are usually the result of an impact to the shoulder, such as a direct blow, a fall, or a car crash. The severity of the injury is classified according to how many parts of the shoulder are involved—how many pieces it’s broken into. When a shoulder is fractured, it causes…

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Identifying the Best Treatment for Shoulder Fractures

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The shoulder is a complex and somewhat fragile area, containing three bones, three separate joints, and various muscles, tendons, and ligaments. While soft tissue injuries are common due to the shoulder's complexity and wide range of motion, fractures of the shoulder bones can and do happen as well. Shoulder fractures are most frequently caused by falls, although they can be the result of direct trauma, such as a blow sustained…

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What is a Clavicle Fracture?

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The collarbone (also known as the "clavicle") is  a long, thin bone found between the breastbone and the shoulder. While the clavicle serves several functions for the body, its main function is to is to provide support and functionality to the shoulder. Clavicle fractures often result from falling directly on the shoulder, with common examples being when a patient falls off a bicycle or a motorcycle. Although clavicle injuries or…

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