Scapular fracture

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

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Paragliding accident

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Comminuted fracture through the body of the right scapula with the posterior displacement of the free fragment.  The fracture does not appear to extend to the glenoid articulating surface.

Case Discussion

Fractured scapulae can be difficult to image in resuscitation situations, especially when the patient is on spinal precautions.

This particular case utilised a heavily angled supine technique to achieve a diagnostic image without any patient movement. 

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Case information

rID: 48593
Published: 16th Oct 2016
Last edited: 14th May 2018
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