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What is a suprascapular nerve decompression?

What is a suprascapular nerve decompression?

Suprascapular nerve decompression is a minimally invasive surgery performed arthroscopically under regional anesthesia to release pressure on the suprascapular nerve.

What is suprascapular nerve release?

Abstract. Suprascapular nerve entrapment can cause disabling shoulder pain. Suprascapular nerve release is often performed for compression neuropathy and to release pressure on the nerve associated with arthroscopic labral repair.

Is the suprascapular nerve a peripheral nerve?

The suprascapular nerve is a peripheral nerve of the shoulder and arm. It arises from the upper portion of the brachial plexus, which is a network of nerves that stretches across your check from your neck down to your armpit.

Where is the typical site for compression of the suprascapular nerve?

The most common sites of suprascapu- lar compression are the suprascapular notch, where the suprascapular nerve courses un- der the transverse scapular ligament, and the spinoglenoid notch, where the nerve can be compressed by the hypertrophied spino- glenoid ligament or between the spine of the scapula and the medial …

How long does take for Subscapular nerve to recover after decompression?

If any repairs are needed, the patient can expect to be immobilized in a sling for six weeks followed by four to six months of formal physical therapy. After release of the nerve, it may require six months to a year, or longer, for the nerve to recover which is then followed by muscle recovery.

How do you decompress a nerve in your shoulder?

The most common site for the nerve to be compressed is at the suprascapular notch. The nerve may be decompressed by excising the transverse suprascapular ligament and freeing the nerve at this site.

What is Parsonage Turner Syndrome?

Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is an uncommon neurological disorder characterized by rapid onset of severe pain in the shoulder and arm. This acute phase may last for a few hours to a few weeks and is followed by wasting and weakness of the muscles (amyotrophy) in the affected areas.

Does infraspinatus abduct?

Infraspinatus is the main external rotator of the shoulder joint. It assists in producing shoulder extension. With the arm fixed, it abducts the inferior angle of the scapula.

What does supraspinatus mean?

The supraspinatus is a muscle located at the top of the shoulder. It is one of the four muscles of the rotator cuff and helps with arm abduction (raising the arms up and away from the body).

How do you treat suprascapular nerve entrapment?

Surgery is an important consideration in patients with suprascapular entrapment. Often patients can be treated with non-invasive measures alone. However, surgery becomes the primary treatment modality when those fail, particularly if the patient has an identifiable and reversible nerve compression cause.