Suprascapular nerve entrapment. A summary of seven cases

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  • The suprascapular nerve, formed from the upper trunk of the brachial plexus, can be entrapped at the suprascapular notch and result in significant patient morbidity. Seven patients with suprascapular nerve palsy are presented, and their evaluation, treatment, and outcome over a mean follow-up period of 24 months are described. Six of these patients were treated surgically and one medically; all experienced good results. In a review of the relevant literature, this entity is distinguished from other causes of shoulder pain, the typical presenting signs and symptoms are outlined, and the appropriate management of these patients is addressed.
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  • Hadley MN; Sonntag VKH; Pittman HW
  • Start Page

  • 843
  • End Page

  • 848
  • Volume

  • 64
  • Issue

  • 6