Top-rated specialists for advanced shoulder care: HSA

At HSA, we understand how shoulder fractures can impact your daily life. The surgeons at HSA are highly skilled and experienced in treating shoulder fractures. Their specialized training in orthopedics and microvascular surgery gives them the expertise to deliver exceptional care and achieve optimal outcomes. Our surgeons are committed to staying at the forefront of advancements in fracture management techniques, ensuring that you receive the most effective and innovative treatments available.

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Types of shoulder fractures

Shoulder fractures can involve various bones within the shoulder complex, including:

  • The collarbone (clavicle)
  • The upper arm bone (humerus)
  • The shoulder blade (scapula)

The types of shoulder fractures include:

  • Clavicle Fracture: A break in the collarbone, typically caused by a fall onto the shoulder or an outstretched arm.
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture: A fracture in the upper part of the arm bone that connects to the shoulder joint, often resulting from a direct blow or a fall onto an outstretched arm.
  • Scapula Fracture: A fracture in the shoulder blade, usually caused by high-energy trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident or a severe fall.

Diagnosis and treatment

At HSA, our highly skilled surgeons specialize in accurately diagnosing and treating shoulder fractures. Using advanced imaging techniques, such as X-rays or CT scans, we can precisely evaluate the fracture’s type, location, and severity to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

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Treatment options for shoulder fractures

The treatment approach for shoulder fractures depends on various factors, including the type and location of the fracture, the extent of displacement, and your overall health. Some of these treatment options include the following:


  • Immobilization: For some stable fractures, immobilization using slings, braces, or casts may be sufficient to promote healing and provide support during the recovery process.
  • Physical Therapy: Once the fracture begins to heal, physical therapy exercises can help restore shoulder strength, range of motion, and function.


  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF): Surgical procedure that realigns fractured bone fragments and uses screws, plates, or rods to stabilize the fracture.
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy: Minimally invasive surgery utilizing small incisions and specialized instruments to treat certain types of shoulder fractures, particularly those involving the joint surfaces.

Board-certified specialists for advanced treatment and care

If you have experienced a shoulder fracture or suspect a fracture, do not hesitate to contact HSA for expert evaluation and treatment. We offer same-day appointments with our specialists, meaning you will meet with one of our surgeons, not a physician’s assistant or other support staff. Additionally, we combine our surgical expertise with a patient-centered approach, taking the time to listen to your concerns and answer your questions to develop a personalized treatment plan.

We’re here to help with advanced treatment and care. Contact us today to begin your healing journey.

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