fractures and sprains
Shoulder fractures typically involve the collarbone, shoulder blade and upper arm bone. Fortunately, surgery is rarely called for. It is necessary when bones are not aligned or a broken bone pierces the skin. In other situations, the affected area is immobilized, pain medicine is provided and therapy follows healing. Sprains, likewise, don’t often require surgery. Physicians usually can rely on rest, icing, medicine, immobilization of the affected area and rehabilitation.