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My 9 year old son has been diagnosed with a winged scapula. What is the most common and the best treatment?
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Scapular winging
Treatment for scapular winging depends on cause.
Complete diagnosis may require a test to see if the nerves to specific muscles are working. If muscles are simply weak, pt may be all that's needed. If nerve to muscle not working, muscle transfer may be required. For long thoracic nerve palsy, pec major transfer to scapula. For spinal accessory palsy, eden-lange transfer. Good luck!

In brief: Scapular winging
Treatment for scapular winging depends on cause.
Complete diagnosis may require a test to see if the nerves to specific muscles are working. If muscles are simply weak, pt may be all that's needed. If nerve to muscle not working, muscle transfer may be required. For long thoracic nerve palsy, pec major transfer to scapula. For spinal accessory palsy, eden-lange transfer. Good luck!
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Exercises
This can be from weak muscles surrounding the scapula.
See an orthopedist and ask about exercises to correct...Physical therapy may help as well.

In brief: Exercises
This can be from weak muscles surrounding the scapula.
See an orthopedist and ask about exercises to correct...Physical therapy may help as well.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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