St. Louis Scapula Fracture Attorneys
A scapula, or shoulder blade, fracture occurs when a large amount of force is applied directly to the scapula; as such, it is not a common injury. The most common causes of this type of injury are falls from significant heights and high-speed automobile accidents.
Symptoms and Treatment
The symptoms of a scapula fracture include pain and bruising. The individual will usually hold their arm across the chest and will resist all arm movement for fear of excruciating pain. In addition, deep breathing may be painful.
The treatment of this injury is non-surgical with use of an arm sling and early range of motion exercises.
These individuals typically have a good recovery.
Getting the Help You Need
Our St. Louis shoulder blade injury attorneys know that that trauma to the shoulders and back can have long-term side effects which can the victim in chronic pain. Medical treatment may be costly and can even continue for years after the accident. If your injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Call us today at (314) 322-8515 to arrange a free consultation with a reliable lawyer.