Fractures of the shoulder

Shoulder trauma is common and deserves to be addressed.

A contusion of the shoulder with or without fracture can provide intense pain and loss of active mobility very disturbing (pseudo-paralysis shoulder) without systematic link with the severity of the lesions.

In this kind of circumstance it is difficult not to ask for further examination, usually a radiographic assessment of face and profile with possibly an ultrasound.

each type of fracture is addressed in a particular chapter, a common vocabulary and commonalities exist