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Isolated paralysis of the serratus anterior. A report of 20 cases.
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PMID:  6643557     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A description is given of 20 patients with winging of the scapula. The majority had suffered spontaneous severe pain in the region of the shoulder followed about two weeks later by the deformity and associated loss of function. Only in three patients was there a clear history of trauma. Some patients may have strained the arm, but in the majority no single factor heralded the problem. Most of the patients were followed up for more than two years and it became clear that functional recovery could take up to this time to be complete. However, careful examination revealed that often a slight degree of winging remained. No specific treatment apart from gentle physiotherapy was prescribed and certainly no operative procedures. It is considered that a number of these cases were examples of neuralgic amyotrophy.
C L Foo; M Swann
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  65     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1983 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-07     Completed Date:  1984-01-07     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  552-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arm / innervation*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Neuralgia / etiology
Paralysis / etiology*
Shoulder Joint
Thoracic Nerves* / injuries

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