The approach of choice for open reduction internal fixation of displaced fractures involving the scapula neck or body is from posterior. We describe a new approach that minimizes the surgical insult to the soft tissues but preserves the ability to restore alignment and stability to the fracture.
Gauger EM, Cole PA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21761253