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exercises to fix your winged scapula

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Tendon transfer: The most common cause of winged scapula is paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle. Winging occurs when the scapula sticks up. You need to exerc ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Periscapular sets: A winged scapula is caused by the paralysis of one of the muscles that holds the scapula down to glide along the rib cage. Many of these problems res ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Tendon transfer: The most common cause of winged scapula is paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle. Winging occurs when the scapula sticks up. You need to exerc ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
See physical therapi: Weakness of some muscles cause winged scapula and need to be investigated. Eg some muscle dystrophy, nerve damage etc.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes.: Usually due to nerve injury to one or two of two different nerves.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Tendon transfer: You can substitute part of the pectorals major muscle for the loss of the serratus anterior muscle. You should wait 18 months to make sure that the s ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Winged Scapula: Depends on how long you have had it. It can be caused by many things but all result in nerve damage to the long thoracic nerve. The most common cause ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Winged scapula: Depends upon the causation. You should be evaluated by either a neurologist or orthopaedic specialist
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Tendon transfer: The most common cause of winged scapula is paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle. This muscle pulls the lower tip of the triangular scapula down ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Wynn
Dr. Rose Wynn answered
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Scapular Winging: While there can be different reasons for a winged scapula, the most common one has to do with a muscle called the serratus anterior. Depending on the ... Read More

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