Fractures of the shoulder girdle is too broad a topic to cover meaningfully here. More detailed information can be found on our shoulder resources page. Many fractures can have excellent outcomes without surgical treatment. However, for those situations when surgical treatment may be the better option several recent advancements in techniques and implants have allowed us to help our patients resume their regular activities in a more timely and predictable fashion. We are routinely consulted for complex and difficult shoulder fractures.