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How should a person wait to have a broken shoulder blade

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How long should a person wait to have a broken shoulder blade repaired when it is broken into, bilateral. What are the long term effects? Recovery?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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That is terrible standard of care.

The broken bones should be fixed within a week at the max to avoid malunion and possible deformities over time.

Shoulder immobilization with a sling is of paramount importance for proper healing.

Pain can be severe and hence needs strong medications.

At least anti inflammatories like toradol or meloxicam can be use safely in prison.

He should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon soon.

The healing takes place gradually over 8 to 12 weeks.

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

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