Suprascapular neuropathy in athletes: case reports.


Shoulder pain and dysfunction is a common problem among athletes, and a great deal of attention is being given to scapular stability and rotator cuff pathology. Two athletes who were first seen with posterolateral shoulder pain and weakness were found to have isolated entrapment of the suprascapular nerve, causing their impairment. Both athletes responded well to conservative treatment, but this entity occasionally requires operative decompression. This article reviews the most common presentation, etiologies, and treatments of suprascapular neuropathy and how it can affect athletic performance.

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@article{Jackson1995SuprascapularNI, title={Suprascapular neuropathy in athletes: case reports.}, author={D. L. Jackson and James R Farrage and B C Hynninen and David N. M. Caborn}, journal={Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine}, year={1995}, volume={5 2}, pages={134-6; discussion 136-7} }