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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
First confirm injury: After confirming injury , by presence of winged scapula ,EMG conduction studies etc, yes the nerve could be repaired by direct approximation or nerve ... Read More

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thoracic nerve pain: My best advice is for you to have a family member or friend take you today to the nearest Emergency facility. You can discuss/mention "thoracic nerve ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Check shoulder: If the shoulder blade on one side seems prominent, a winged scapula, this is the most cogent sign of a problem affecting the long thoracic nerve.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Simple: If your long thoracic nerve is defective, your shoulder blade on that side is asymmetrically prominent, so called "scapular winging".
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Significant: Thoracic outlet syndrome can be frustrating as the nerve compression can lead to weakness and/or muscle wasting into the arm/upper extremity. Fortuna ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Unrelated: Injuries of long thoracic nerve of Bell has been described , resulting in the ' wing scapula ' will need physical therapy or some times surgery. You ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
29 years experience Neurology
Neuromuscular: Injury to long thoracic nerves may result in winging if the scapula. The treatment should aim to prevent further damage and remove causing agent. Con ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ken Yonemura
37 years experience Neurosurgery
Winged Scapula: Correction depends on the reason the nerve palsy developed to begin with. Typically this nerve is not reconstructed as it does not provide vital func ... Read More
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Strengthening: Best will be start with a thorough evaluation by her pediatrician. Physical therapy with strengthening exercises are to be started and having her care ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Sazima
9 years experience Dentistry
Vagus nerve: It can, but you would know right away or soon after if the nerve was damaged. I would not worry about it.

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