The Minnesota Scapula Course


The Minnesota Scapula Course 2019

presented by The Minnesota Scapula Course

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Notification icon Saturday, September 14, 2019 7 AM - 6:45 PM US/Central

Location Icon TRIA BioSkills Lab, TRIA Orthopaedic Center, 8100 Northland Dr, Bloomington, MN 55431

Event info

Scapula fractures have traditionally been thought of as rare injuries that for the most part heal fine with benign neglect. Part of the rationale for this approach is that the shoulder has universal motion and can compensate for deformity and loss of glenohumeral motion. Current research has shown that non-operatively treated patients with significantly displaced scapula fractures may have reduced strength, motion, and an increased likelihood of malunion. Other studies have shown operative treatment to restore strength and motion post-operatively. These findings have sparked an interest for the operative treatment of scapula fractures and validated the necessity to provide the education that will make treatment of these injuries available to patients. This course will increase width and depth of understanding of scapula fractures and their treatment, with a purpose to improve the lives of patients who have suffered and are suffering from these injuries.


This activity is designed for orthopaedic surgeons interested in the operative indications and treatment of scapula fractures.


  • Anatomical Dissections
  • Cadaver Lab
  • Case-Based Learning Emphasis
  • Small Group Instruction

Educational Objectives

Following completion of this activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Describe history and current literature of scapula fractures.
  • Identify pathology and physiology of the scapula and surrounding anatomic structures.
  • Describe methods of measurement and operative indications of scapula fractures.
  • Discuss treatment options and educate patients and staff.
  • Explain and apply techniques for open reduction and internal fixation of scapula fractures.

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  • Peter Cole
Course Syllabus

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