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Case Report
Volume 1, Issue 1 (November Issue)

Isolated Scapula Body Fracture with Intrathoracic Displacement

Carlos Olaya-González*, Gema Muñoz Sánchez and Ismael Auñón-Martín

Trauma Unit, Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery Service, Hospital 12 Octubre, Madrid, Spain

*Corresponding author: Carlos Olaya-González, Trauma Unit, Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery Service, Hospital 12 Octubre, Madrid, Spain. E-mail: olayagonzalez.trauma@gmail.com

Received: October 08, 2022; Accepted: October 20, 2022; Published: November 10, 2022

Citation: Olaya-González C, Sánchez GM, Auñón-Martín I. Isolated Scapula Body Fracture with Intrathoracic Displacement. Case Rep Orthop Surg J. 2022; 1(1): 104.

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Abstract

Scapula fractures are relatively rare. Those that affect the body of the scapula account for approximately 50% of all scapula fractures. The indication of surgical treatment in the fractures of the body of the scapula is controversial. One of the indications for surgery is the intrathoracic displacement of a bone fragment. Within the low incidence of this complication, homogeneous anatomical patterns always related to high energy trauma have been described. We present a case of fracture of the body of the scapula that required surgical treatment due to intrathoracic displacement of a bone fragment related to a low energy trauma, representing an anatomical pattern not described in the literature previously.

Keywords: Scapula fracture; Thoracic displacement; Complication