Treatment Options for Shoulder Fracture
Our orthopedic surgeons treat both displaced and non-displaced fractures using state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical techniques. Your treatment strategy may entail both surgical and conservative practices. Many non-displaced shoulder fractures can be treated non-surgically with conservative measures, including:
- Icing the shoulder
- Physical or orthopedic rehabilitation under the close supervision of a therapist
- Wearing a sling for approximately 3 to 8 weeks
- Oral medication to help ease pain
Preparing for a Shoulder Fracture Surgery
Preparing for a shoulder fracture surgery can be a traumatic experience without any guidance. As such, the following will help you prepare for your successful shoulder surgery.
- Avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) or aspirin one week before surgery.
- Undertake any lab work or pre-operative tests prescribed by your doctor.
- Avoid drinking or eating anything past midnight the night before surgery.
- Verify your appointment time by making a call to the appropriate surgery center.
- Arrange for someone to pick you up from the hospital.