But generally, symptoms include: severe pain when you try to move your arm. inability to lift your arm over your head. swelling, bruising, and skin abrasion at the back of your shoulder blade.
How is a fractured scapula treated?
The goal of treatment is to maintain function of the shoulder. Most fractures of the body of the scapula are treated without surgery. Ice is used for swelling, and pain medications are used for pain control. The shoulder is immobilized in a shoulder sling for 3-4 weeks until the pain goes away.
How long will I be off work with a broken shoulder?
Fortunately, nearly 80 percent of all shoulder fractures are non-displaced. This implies that the broken pieces remain near their anatomic position and treatment merely requires immobilization in a sling until the bone fragments heal. Most shoulder fractures heal in about six weeks.