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Fracture of the shoulder

Also known as Shoulder Fracture and Proximal Humeral Fracture

Fractures of the proximal humerus, including the head, anatomic and surgical necks, and tuberosities.

Source: MeSH

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with fracture of the shoulder, 85% report having shoulder pain, 28% report having arm pain, and 26% report having bones are painful. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of fracture of the shoulder are shoulder pain, bones are painful, arm stiffness or tightness, shoulder swelling, shoulder stiffness or tightness, and mass on ear, although you may still have fracture of the shoulder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with fracture of the shoulder often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, physical therapy exercises, suturing of wound and blood alcohol .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with fracture of the shoulder include hydrocodone / ibuprofen, disopyramide, amitriptyline / perphenazine, vecuronium, carbidopa and clindamycin topical product .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for fracture of the shoulder include sex == male age 5-14 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.4x
1-4 years
1.3x
5-14 years
2.3x
15-29 years
1.4x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
0.6x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
1.0x

Sex

Male
1.6x
Female
0.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.4x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
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