Levator scapulae and rhomboid transfer for paralysis of trapezius. The Eden-Lange procedure.

@article{Romero2003LevatorSA,
  title={Levator scapulae and rhomboid transfer for paralysis of trapezius. The Eden-Lange procedure.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Barquero Romero and Christian Gerber},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2003},
  volume={85 8},
  pages={1141-5}
}
Spinal accessory nerve palsy leads to painful disability of the shoulder, carrying an uncertain prognosis. We reviewed the long-term outcome in 16 patients who were treated for pain, weakness of active elevation and asymmetry of the shoulder and the neck due to chronic paralysis of the trapezius muscle, as a result of nerve palsy. Of four patients who were treated conservatively, none regained satisfactory function, although two became pain-free. The other 12 patients were treated operatively… CONTINUE READING