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Acta médica Grupo Ángeles

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ANDRADE AGUILAR, Carlos Iván; TURRUBIATES LUCERO, Edgar; ANDRADE AGUILAR, Bernardo  and  DOMINGUEZ CARRILLO, Luis Gerardo. Complex scapula fracture. Acta méd. Grupo Ángeles [online]. 2020, vol.18, n.2, pp.185-187.  Epub Mar 28, 2022. ISSN 1870-7203.


Scapula fractures represent 0.7% of all fractures. In most cases a high-energy trauma is involved, chest radiograph and computed tomography are important to rule out hidden lesions.

Case report:

A 37-year-old male laborer, with polytrauma caused by impact of his bicycle by car, receiving high kinetic energy impact, diagnosing a complex scapula fracture, with no concomitant or associated problems. Open reduction and fixation with osteosynthesis were performed, with good postsurgical and rehabilitation evolution reaching 89 in DASH scale at discharge.


In case of a scapula fracture others hidden lesions should be investigated.

Keywords : Scapula fracture; scapula fracture treatment; scapula multifragmented fracture.

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