[Scapula fractures--classification and differential therapy]

Orthopade. 1992 Apr;21(2):158-62.
[Article in German]


The classification of fractures of the scapula (type A: body and process fractures; type B: neck fractures; type C: glenoid fractures) is shown, and the indications for conservative and operative treatment are described, as are the surgical approaches and operative techniques. In our hospital, 93 patients with 153 fractures of the scapula type A, B or C (ratio 1.6:1) were treated. This ratio was 1.7:1 in patients treated by operation. The indication for operation was usually glenoid fractures with accessory process fractures.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / methods*
  • Fractures, Bone / classification
  • Fractures, Bone / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Scapula / injuries*
  • Shoulder Dislocation / surgery