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.
Other Shoulder List
- Normal Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint
- Arthritis of the Shoulder Joint
- Burners & Stingers
- Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)
- Shoulder Instability
- Rotator Cuff Tear
- Proximal Humerus Fracture
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- SLAP Tear
- Frozen Shoulder
- Shoulder Impingement
- Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
- Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Distal Clavicle excision
- Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Separation Repair
- ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture
- SLAP repair