Suprascapular nerve entrapment

A series of 27 cases

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✓ Suprascapular nerve entrapment is an acquired neuropathy secondary to compression of the nerve in the bony suprascapular notch. A series of 27 cases, the largest reported to date, is presented and examined as to the best and most appropriate method of diagnosis and treatment. The entity is described in detail as to its origin, anatomy, and pathophysiology.

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    Artist's illustrations during release of suprascapular nerve entrapment. Left: Placement of the initial skin incision and the incision splitting the trapezius muscle (broken line). Right: The suprascapular nerve is seen as it passes through the notch, and the suprascapular artery and vein are shown coursing over the transverse scapular ligament.

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