The glenoid is the socket that forms the ball and socket joint of the shoulder. Fractures of the glenoid are rare but can occur due to major trauma or during high-energy sports activities.
Symptoms of a glenoid fracture include shoulder pain, swelling, deformity at the site of the fracture and inability to move the arm. Your doctor will perform a thorough physical examination and order X-ray’s or a CT scan to determine the extent of the fracture and displacement of the joint.
Non-displaced fractures require immobilization in a sling for about six weeks. If the fracture has led to the displacement of the bones, then surgery may be required to correct and fix them with pins, plates or screws. Physical therapy may be recommended to aid recovery, and improve range-of-motion and strength of the arm.
Out-of-Town patients and those who wish to get a second opinion can take advantage of the following concierge level services:
- Either Dr. Denard or Dr. Phillips will personally call you after surgery and provide their cell phone number and email address to ensure you have open communication during your stay.
- Pre-op evaluation of radiographic images (X-ray and MRI) with phone call or video call to determine best course of treatment.
- Information regarding all surgical fees (Surgery Center, Anesthesia, Surgical Fees, Shoulder Brace, Implants required for surgery) with no hidden costs.
- Customized rehabilitation plan with access to video demonstrations of exercises if home therapy is preferred.
- 3 virtual postoperative visits (2-week phone call; 3-month video conference, 6-month video conference).
- Direct access to nursing staff.