Snapping Scapula Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

  title={Snapping Scapula Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management},
  author={Trevor R. Gaskill and Peter J. Millett},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  • T. Gaskill, P. Millett
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Scapulothoracic bursitis and snapping scapula syndrome are rare diagnoses that contribute to considerable morbidity in some patients. These conditions represent a spectrum of disorders characterized by pain with or without mechanical crepitus. They are commonly identified in young, active patients who perform repetitive overhead activities. Causes include anatomic scapular or thoracic variations, muscle abnormalities, and bony or soft‐tissue masses. Three‐dimensional CT and MRI aid in detecting… 

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