Avulsion fractures of the scapula: Report of eight cases

Roberto Binazzi, Javier Assiso, Vittorio Vaccari, Lamberto Felli

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Fractures of the scapula from indirect trauma represent 0.01% of all skeletal fractures treated in our Institute. They are avulsion fractures that result from the violent pulling of the muscles, the ligaments, or both on their bony insertion. In our series of eight cases any possible direct trauma to the scapula was carefully excluded. In all patients treatment did not represent a particular problem and it was always conservative. Clinical results were always good, with excellent recovery of shoulder function except in one case with a circumflex nerve lesion leaving a deltoid muscle deficit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-789
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of trauma
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery


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