OPA treats a wide variety of shoulder conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions.
What is a Shoulder Fracture?
Disruption of any of the parts of the shoulder can create difficulty with its function. There are three types of shoulder fractures; clavicle, scapula, and proximal humerus.
- Motor vehicle accident
- Sport injury
Symptoms of shoulder fracture may include:
- Pain and bruising
- Limited range of motion
- A visible anatomical deformity
When you arrive for your initial consultation, one of our team of shoulder specialists will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your symptoms, and develop a customized and comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. This evaluation is a necessary part of diagnosing your condition and providing the best possible care.
When diagnosing a shoulder sprain, The OPA Shoulder Specialist:
- A medical, injury, and symptom history review
- A physical examination
- Multiple view x-rays
Once an official diagnosis is made, a customized treatment plan is prescribed. Treatment plans decrease symptoms as quickly as possible.
Nonsurgical treatment options may be used to treat shoulder fractures that do not involve serious bone displacement . A combination of the following is prescribed:
One of OPA’s onsite physical therapists prescribes and monitors strengthening and stretching exercises.
Rest & Ice
Surgical intervention may be recommended in some cases. A broken or fractured bone is reduced and fixated during an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) procedure. Symptoms decrease and you return to a normal, pain-free, unrestricted life.
Schedule Appointment with Our Shoulder Team
The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs) and total joint replacement.