The scapula refers to bones in the shoulder and scapula fractures are not very common and are often accompanied by severe pain. They make up just about 1% of all fractures and up to 75% of all such fractures are caused by motor accidents, contact sports, rock climbing and other such traumatic events.
Scapula Fracture and Shoulder Anatomy
The scapula bones are on either side of the upper back and connect the clavicle to the humerus. It is a large, triangular bone that can be divided into:
- Scapular body
- Scapular neck
More than half the scapula fractures affect the scapular body while 25% of these fractures affect the scapular neck fracture.