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Is it common to return to sports after surgery for neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome?

With care. 21yo male w. concern return to sport post-surgery for neurogenic Thoacic Outlet Syndrome, TOS. Aircraft mechanics, house painters & major league pitchers prone to TOS. Repetitive overhead work overdevelops muscles of inferior clavicle/scapula draw while superior trapezius, ST, loses mass & tone; leading to costoclavicular-clavicular dimension closure w. abduction. Solution: shrug exercises of ST. Read more...

Will I ever be able to lift weights again after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Yes. you should have a full recovery yet it may take 6 months before you can start up again. Start slow and light . Read more...

What is recovery like after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Piece of cake -- it will be ok -- if your doctor told you you needed the surgery then get it done and you will find relief of symptoms pain and numbness of your upper limb immediately. Read more...

What exercises should you do after surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Strengthen shoulder. Exercise generally targeted at strengthening the shoulder girdle, improving posture and improving range of motion. Also depends on whether the surgery was for vascular or neurogenic complaints. The recovery after surgery for vascular compression is much quicker than when the problem was neurologic symptoms. Read more...

How can I start golfing again after having surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome?

Thoracic Outlet. The time to start golfing again is determined by the surgeon who did your surgery. I would contact her/him and ask this specific question. Read more...

Is surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome curative?

Type of TOS? Patients with cervical rib, arterial TOS, or Venous TOS may require surgery. Only about 10-15% of patients with symptomatic TOS come to surgery. Success rate somewhere in the 90% range for appropriately chosen patients. Most patients respond to therapy and/or medications. Read more...