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What causes severe upper arm weakness, rolled forward shoulders, and winging of the scapula (more pronounced on the left side) in a 30 y.o. female?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: There ate many poss-

-ibilies. Winging of the scapula is best tested by doing a wall pushup.
If severe winging could be due to nerve injury to the brachial plexus involving the long thoracic nerve of Bell. Seen after breast removal. Because of arm weakness brachial plexus higher up as in TOS can cause this. Seek out a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon 4 exam& images. Hands on exam is needed.

In brief: There ate many poss-

-ibilies. Winging of the scapula is best tested by doing a wall pushup.
If severe winging could be due to nerve injury to the brachial plexus involving the long thoracic nerve of Bell. Seen after breast removal. Because of arm weakness brachial plexus higher up as in TOS can cause this. Seek out a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon 4 exam& images. Hands on exam is needed.
Dr. Peter Ihle
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In brief: Sounds like

nerve injury following mastectomy if it is one side only.
If it is bilateral, more likely a neurologic problem. Get to a neurologist for specific diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Sounds like

nerve injury following mastectomy if it is one side only.
If it is bilateral, more likely a neurologic problem. Get to a neurologist for specific diagnosis and treatment.
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