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    Broken Shoulder Blade Treatment

    1. Get Medical Help Immediately

    • Get the person to a health care provider or hospital emergency department.

    2. Control Bleeding

    • If there is bleeding, apply steady, direct pressure with a clean cloth or bandage for 15 minutes. If blood soaks through, apply another cloth over the first.

    3. Make a Sling

    • Supporting the injured arm, place a triangular bandage or cloth under it and over the uninjured shoulder.
    • Tie the sling at the side of the neck.

    4. Treat Symptoms

    • Apply ice for pain and swelling.

    5. Follow Up

    • The health care provider will examine the shoulder and may do an X-ray or other tests. In most cases, surgery is not needed.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on January 23, 2016

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