Shoulder blade fractures represent one percent of all broken bones. High energy blunt trauma, such as a motorcycle or car crash or falling from a significant height can fracture the shoulder blade.
Our Approach to Shoulder Fracture
UCSF offers world-class care for both simple and complex injuries, including broken bones in the shoulder. Most shoulder fractures can be treated with a sling to immobilize the bone while it heals. Other cases require surgery.
Our highly trained orthopedic surgeons provide expert repair using state-of-the-art techniques and technology. Our goals are to relieve pain and restore mobility, so patients can return to their normal lives and the activities they enjoy.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in Northern California for orthopedics
Ranked No. 4 in the nation for orthopedics
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