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Which specialists can help you with broken shoulder?

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  • Physiatrist, a doctor trained in nerve, muscle, and bone recovery
  • Physical therapist, who uses movement and exercises to help you get your shoulder back to normal
  • Occupational therapist, who helps you do your day-to-day activities as you heal

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "What is Osteoporosis?"

Graham, P. , published online February 2011. Osteoporosis Clinical Updates

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Recommendations for Enhancing the Care of Patients with Fragility Fractures," "Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations)," "Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)."

Pesce, V. , 2009. Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Recovering from Falls."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2017

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "What is Osteoporosis?"

Graham, P. , published online February 2011. Osteoporosis Clinical Updates

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Recommendations for Enhancing the Care of Patients with Fragility Fractures," "Shoulder Trauma (Fractures and Dislocations)," "Clavicle Fracture (Broken Collarbone)."

Pesce, V. , 2009. Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Recovering from Falls."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 05, 2017

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