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Providing Comprehensive Patient Care
The Scapula Institute is a richly supported research and educational institute dedicated to the study of shoulder girdle injuries as well as spreading our acquired knowledge to relevant practitioners and affected patients.
Scapula Fractures for patients
It is important to know that the majority of scapula fractures do not require surgery. The scapula has a rich blood supply, which helps fractures heal quickly. In addition, the surrounding muscles provide support for the bone during the healing process.
CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCAPULA Fracture management
There has been a historical assumption amongst clinicians that the scapula will heal fine regardless of the amount of deformity. A more defined picture is starting to emerge now that research is focusing on patient oriented outcomes.
NORTH AMERICAN SCAPULA CONSORTIUM
NASCon has been developed to bring together an elite team of surgeons that wants to be part of improving patient care in the area of Scapula correction.

Welcome

Welcome, The Scapula Institute's mission is to be a valuable resource for physicians and patients that have questions related to fractures of the shoulder blade/shoulder girdle.
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Patients

It is important to know that the majority of scapula fractures do not require surgery. The scapula has a rich blood supply, which helps fractures heal quickly. In addition...
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Doctors

There's been a historical assumption among clinicians that the scapula will heal regardless of the amount of deformity. At the Scapula Institute we think you deserve better.
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NASCon

NASCon has been developed to bring together an elite team of surgeons that wants to be part of improving patient care in the area of Scapula correction. As NASCon grows
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HealthPartners

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University of MN

We are Minnesota's research university, changing lives through research, education, and outreach. We seek new knowledge that can change how we all work and live.

Regions Hospital

Our Level 1 Trauma Center and nationally recognized specialty care teams can treat your most complex needs. From our leading-edge treatments to our ongoing research.