Suprascapular axonotmesis and rheumatoid disease: report of a case treated conservatively.

  • Mikko Rask
  • Published 1978 in Clinical orthopaedics and related research


Axonotmesis of the suprascapular nerve mimics rupture of the musculotendinous cuff of the shoulder. Arthrography of the shoulder joint and electromyographic studies of the shoulder muscles are essential in arriving at the proper diagnosis. Axonotmesis of the suprascapular nerve should be suspected in the patient who presents with signs of ruptured… (More)


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