(WWBT) - The topic today in Neighborhood Health Watch is treating shoulder fractures.
Symptoms are pain, the feeling of clicking or popping when you try to move your arm, swelling and bruising. Shoulder fractures are commonly caused from falls, so keeping your legs strong through an exercise routine for balance is the best prevention.
The majority of shoulder injuries are non-displaced fractures that can be treated without surgery.
Twenty percent are displacement and require surgery.
Dr. Matthew Walker with Parham Doctors' Hospital walks us through the two main types:
On Wednesday, April 25, Parham Doctors' Hospital is hosting a shoulder treatment seminar at 5:30 p.m. Call 804-320-DOCS to R.S.V.P. or go to parhamdoctors.com for additional information.
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