Serious axillary nerve injury caused by subscapular artery compression resulting from use of backpacks.

Abstract

A palsy of the brachial plexus elements caused by carrying a heavy backpack is a very rare injury usually occurring in soldiers or hikers, and recovery is usually spontaneous. We describe here the case of male civilian presenting with an isolated serious axillary nerve palsy associated with chronic backpack use. During the surgery, a dumbbell-shaped neuroma… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1343987

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