Scapular body fractures: Short-term results of surgical management with extended indications.

Rollo G., Huri G., Meccariello L., Familiari F., Çetik R. M., Cataldi C., ...More

Injury, vol.52, pp.481-486, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.injury.2020.09.006
  • Journal Name: Injury
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Abstracts in Social Gerontology, Aerospace Database, CINAHL, Communication Abstracts, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Metadex, SportDiscus, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.481-486
  • Keywords: Upper limb, Scapula, Scapular body fracture, Bone healing, Outcomes, Shoulder
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction: Scapular body fractures represent less than 1% of all skeletal fractures. Operative criteria and risk factors for scapular fracture instability are well defined. Non-operative management of scapular body fractures show satisfactory results but with shortening and medialization of the scapular body. The aim of this study is to evaluate if surgical treatment will result in an improved quality of life and shoulder function compared to non-operative treatment on patients suffering from a scapular body fracture.