Scapular fracture

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Paragliding accident.

Patient Data

Age: 40
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 scapulars 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. 

Case courtesy of Megan Flynn.

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Case information

rID: 48593
Case created: 16th Oct 2016
Last edited: 3rd Nov 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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