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Suprascapular Neuropathy -- William E.Schobert, M.D.
Suprascapular neuropathy is an underdiagnosed condition that results in impingement syndrome. The suprascapular nerve is primarily a motor nerve that innervates the supraspinatus and the infraspinatus. The neuropathy weakens these muscles unbalancing the rotator cuff force couple. This leads to an "intrinsic" cuff tendonopathy, which can vary, from tendonitis to cuff tear. In throwers, the posterior cuff weakness can place excessive strain on the glenohumeral ligaments resulting in instability symptoms.
Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: William E.Schobert, M.D
Institution: San Diego Shoulder Library
Submitted by: admin
Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Thu Jul 16 2009