Incidence, recovery, and management of serratus anterior muscle palsy after axillary node dissection.

@article{Duncan1983IncidenceRA,
  title={Incidence, recovery, and management of serratus anterior muscle palsy after axillary node dissection.},
  author={M A Duncan and Michael T Lotze and Lynn H. Gerber and Saul A. Rosenberg},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={1983},
  volume={63 8},
  pages={1243-7}
}
The purposes of this study were to determine the occurrence of serratus anterior muscle weakness after axillary node dissection, to monitor the recovery of serratus anterior muscle strength, and to compare shoulder range of motion in palsied and nonpalsied groups. Thirty-six patients were studied who had 40 axillary node dissections for breast carcinoma or malignant melanoma. Range of motion and manual muscle tests were done preoperatively and at specific postoperative intervals by two… CONTINUE READING

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