The scapula is relatively mobile and surrounded by large muscles that can absorb a significant amount of force. Therefore, in the presence of a scapular fracture, suspect other traumatic injuries such as the following [1,2].
- Upper torso: rib fractures, clavicular fractures, sternal fractures
- Cardiopulmonary: myocardial contusion, aortic dissection, pulmonary contusion, pneumothorax
- Spinal: thoracic spine > cervical spine > lumbar spin