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Shoulder Fractures

Shoulder fractures are a serious injury that requires prompt and proper medical attention. Depending on the severity of the fracture, you may need one of a wide range of treatments – but surgery doesn’t have to be at the top of the list.

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists in Greater Chicago, IL, offers comprehensive shoulder fracture treatment delivered by a highly skilled team of physicians, including board-certified Dr. Mark Yaffe. Our specialized upper extremity team takes a conservative approach to shoulder fracture treatment, ensuring patient-focused care every step of the way.

If you’re ready to get your shoulder fracture diagnosis and treatment in Schaumburg, IL, contact Barrington Orthopedic Specialists to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you find the best solution for your health needs.

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Symptoms and Treatments for Shoulder Fractures

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our team of orthopedic specialists are here to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for shoulder fractures. We offer evidence-based treatments designed to bring relief and promote healing after a shoulder fracture.

Unsure if your shoulder is broken? Here are some of the most common symptoms and the associated treatments:

  • Pain and Swelling: Shoulder fractures often cause pain and swelling around the affected area. The first step in treatment may involve pain management and anti-inflammatory medication to alleviate symptoms.
  • Limited Mobility: A fractured shoulder can impair your range of motion. Our team will work with you to gradually restore movement through physical therapy and, if necessary, consider surgical intervention.
  • Bruising and Deformity: Visible bruising or changes in the appearance of your shoulder may indicate a fracture. Barrington Orthopedic Specialists provide both conservative and surgical treatment options, depending on the fracture type and severity.
  • Immobilization: One of the most common treatments for shoulder fractures is immobilization using a sling or a shoulder brace. This helps support and protect the injured area, allowing for proper healing.

The team at BOS is passionate about using non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques whenever possible, but we also understand the importance of surgical intervention in some cases. Our goal is to restore full range of motion and pain-free movement of your shoulder as quickly as possible. We strive to ensure that you are able to return to all activities with minimal disruption.

Frequently-Asked Questions

How long does it take for a shoulder fracture to heal?

Healing time varies depending on the severity of the fracture and the individual's overall health. Generally, it can take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks for the bone to heal.

Where is Barrington Orthopedic Specialists located?

Barrington Orthopedic Specialists has multiple conveniently accessible locations across the greater Chicago area. Our offices can be found in:

  • Bartlett, IL
  • Buffalo Grove, IL
  • Elk Grove Village, IL
  • Schaumburg, IL

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