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Fracture-Dislocations of the Shoulder

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Overview: Fracture-dislocations of the shoulder are rare but serious injuries that can lead to long-term disability if not treated promptly and correctly. These injuries require immediate intervention, especially in cases involving displaced or complex fractures. What are Fracture-Dislocations of the Shoulder? These injuries involve both a fracture of the shoulder

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Periprosthetic Glenoid Fractures

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Overview: Periprosthetic glenoid fractures are rare but significant complications during shoulder arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery). What are Periprosthetic Glenoid Fractures? These fractures occur around the shoulder implants, either during or after shoulder arthroplasty. Causes of Periprosthetic Glenoid Fractures: Patient Factors: Osteoporotic bone, delayed procedures, and bone sclerosis. Technical Factors: Malpositioning of implants,

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Scapula Body and Glenoid Fossa Fractures

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Overview: Scapular fractures are rare and usually result from high-energy trauma. While most can be managed without surgery, certain fractures require surgical fixation to ensure proper healing and function. What are Scapula and Glenoid Fossa Fractures? Scapula: The shoulder blade, a flat bone connecting the upper arm to the collarbone. Glenoid

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Periprosthetic Humeral Fractures

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Overview: Periprosthetic humeral fractures occur around implanted hardware, such as after total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) or reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA). Proper assessment and treatment depend on the stability of the implant and the fracture pattern. What are Periprosthetic Humeral Fractures? These fractures happen around the shoulder implants, either during surgery

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Acromial and Scapular Spine Stress Fractures

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Overview: Stress fractures of the acromion and scapular spine are common complications after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA), a type of shoulder replacement surgery. These fractures occur due to the increased stress on the shoulder bones after surgery. What are Acromion and Scapular Spine Stress Fractures? Acromion: The highest point of

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Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries

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Overview: Sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) dislocations are rare but serious injuries that can be categorised into two main types: anterior and posterior. Anterior dislocations are more common and less dangerous. In contrast, posterior dislocations are less common but can be life-threatening because of their proximity to important structures like blood vessels

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