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How does one correct a long thoracic nerve palsy w/ winged scapula?

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Dr. Ken Yonemura
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In brief: 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 function for the shoulder. Nerve grafting could be considered if there is a viable proximal stump but due to the early branching of this nerve from the brachial plexus, it is not generally an option.

In brief: 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 function for the shoulder. Nerve grafting could be considered if there is a viable proximal stump but due to the early branching of this nerve from the brachial plexus, it is not generally an option.
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