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Intrathoracic scapular impaction:an unusual complication of scapular fractures

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Description: Scapular fractures make up 5% of shoulder fractures and require significant force to occur. Patients often have associated injuries, leading to a mortality of 10% for this patient population. Most scapular fractures can be treated conservatively with sling immobilization and early range-of-motion (ROM) exercises. We report the case of a woman who presented with a scapular fracture that eventually required surgical correction.
A. N’Gai Porte, BSc, MD* Debrah A. Wirtzfeld, BA, BSc, MSc, MD† Catherine Mann, BSc, MD* Can J Surg, Vol. 52, No. 3, June 2009 E62 (full text)

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Author/Contact: Porte et al
Institution: Can J Surg
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Language: English

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