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What is thoracic outlet syndrome release?

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Dr. Craig Carter answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Surgery: Thoracic outlet surgery is done to remove pressure or compression of the nerve, artery, and vein going to the arm. This involves removing the first rib, and releasing any scar tissue present. This results in significant reduction in symptoms in most cases.

Answered 2/1/2015

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