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Doctors Remove Rib Treat Thoracic Syndrome
Yes: Thoracic out let syndrome is caused by narrowing of the space in the chest that contains the nerves (brachial plexus) and arteries (axillary artery and veins). Sometimes an extra rib, called the cervical rib narrows the space. Usually it is the 1st rib and the anterior scalene muscle. Surgery to remove the 1st rib and the ant scalene muscle can help with symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do surgeons leave a part of the first rib during surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome or do they remove the whole thing?
TOS: The removal of the first rib is a fairly involved procedure, but results are frequently highly gratifying. In my experience the entire rib is excised. ...Read more
I started weightlifting 1 month after having any first rib removed for thoracic outlet syndrome. I have muscle spasm and don't feel well. Connection? What should I do?
Having a hard time finding any success stories for people who have had a rib resected for thoracic outlet syndrome. Does this surgery work?
Physiatrist: A vascular surgeon can find & operate. The operation is notoriously ineffective in many, but not all. A physiatrist can also diagnose. Unfortuntely, many neurologists disbelieve tos because their studies cannot detect. An experienced physical therapist is best clinician to lead way to improvement & without surgery. See my discussion on chronic pain board at quora.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerves are pinched: Thoracic outlet is the result of the big nerves and blood vessels in the neck and chest being pinched by the muscles and bones at the top of the rib cage as they exit towards the arms. A cervical rib is just one cause of this problem. It can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. ...Read more
Looking for a doc in the LI/nyc area that specializes in thoracic outlet syndrome. My symptoms correspond with TOS. EMG/NCV normal but still symptoms?
Speak to your doctor: Your doctor first will guide you , to establish diagnosis then will refer you , as you are aware there are several great hospitals in your area . ...Read more
Symptoms improve: TOS surgery can provide good relief of referred symptoms; however, there are many variables. The severity of the condition prior to surgical release and the health of the patient. With an accurate diagnosis and good surgical technique without complication there is a good chance that symptoms related to TOS will resolve. ...Read more
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