Fracture of the Shoulder Socket (Glenoid Fracture)
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This is a fracture of a part of the shoulder blade called the "glenoid." This is the socket that holds the head of the humerus (the bone of the upper arm). A glenoid fracture can allow the head of the humerus to slip out of the socket. -
What is a fracture of the shoulder socket (glenoid fracture)?
This detailed video explains the causes, symptoms, and treatment of a fracture of the shoulder socket (glenoid fracture). Treatment depends on the type and severity of your fracture. Many fractures are treated by immobilizing the arm in a sling while the fracture heals. Others require surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for your needs.