A skydiving athlete suffered bilateral scapular fracture while jumping from the plane. A camera showed the exact moment of fracture. The injury seemed to occur during hyperextension of the arms; however, the most common mechanism of fracture is during direct trauma of the shoulder. The patient was treated by immobilisation with a sling for 3 weeks and had a good outcome. Clinical and radiographic consolidation occurred 8 weeks after the injury. The athlete returned to competitive activities after 4 months.
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