Managing fractures of the scapula in dogs and cats can be very easy

Scapular fractures are not very common but are worth a mention in this series because they heal so well. Conservative management is often the treatment method of choice for fractures through the body of the scapula.  If the fracture is through the joint (articular) or very close to it (through the neck of the scapula), then surgical repair should be given consideration.  However even for those fractures, I would treat conservatively before thinking of amputating the limb if surgery is not possible at all.