Onur TARHAN, Cuneyt ARKAN, Ugur TOLUN, Levent BULUC

Keywords: Scapula, Trauma.


Introduction: Scapular fractures are important as they are often associated with high morbidity and mortality. Often, they are overlooked because of the associated injuries. They have been the subject of study since Desault's treatise of 1805, but few large scale studies have been completed with long term follow up.
Patients and methods: This retrospective study included 23 patients with 23 scapular fractures. The average age of patients was 33.9 (between 14-59) 18 patients have had conservative treatment and the other 5 have had operative procedures. The average follow-up period was 9 months. Conclussion: There were more pain and restricted motion in the operative group, than nonoperative group.