Arthroscopic release of suprascapular nerve entrapment at the suprascapular notch: technique and preliminary results.

@article{Lafosse2007ArthroscopicRO,
  title={Arthroscopic release of suprascapular nerve entrapment at the suprascapular notch: technique and preliminary results.},
  author={Laurent Lafosse and Andrea Tomasi and Steve Corbett and Gloria P Baier and Karel Willems and Reuben G Gobezie},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={34-42}
}
PURPOSE We describe a novel all-arthroscopic technique for suprascapular nerve (SSN) decompression and present our preliminary results for this procedure. METHODS A prospective series of 10 patients with preoperative electromyographic findings consistent with chronic SSN compression, posterior shoulder pain, and subjective weakness were treated with arthroscopic SSN decompression. There were 8 men and 2 women, with a mean age of 50 years. The mean follow-up was 15 months (range, 6 to 27… CONTINUE READING

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