Posted by: Jinx | 2009-10-26

Shoulder fracture

Hi Doc,

I fractured my shoulder 8 weeks ago - the x-ray shows it is a small fracture, if that makes sense...The orthopaedic surgeon advised me to have physio &  do exercises. It doesn' t really feel any better than it did 8 weeks ago. Is this normal or should it have improved slightly by now? How long should it take to heal? Thanks

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Dear Jinx,

There are MANY types of fractures around the shoulder. I do not even know which of the bones around the shoulder you have fractured. You would have to give me more detail to be able to help you . You would also be welcome to look at our website at and see the e-mail address there and send us an X-ray ( it is often possible by e-mail) and I will be willing to give you advice

Best regards,

Dr Joe de Beer

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