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Winged Scapula

  • Winged Scapula

Description of disability:

A winged scapula is associated with damage or a contusion to the long thoracic nerve of the shoulder and / or weakness in the serratus anterior muscle. If the long thoracic nerve is damaged or bruised it can cause paralysis of the serratus anterior muscle and winging of the scapular or shoulder blade due to the medial border of the scapula sticking straight out from the back in an abnormal position. In rare conditions it has the potential to lead to limited functional activity in the upper extremity to which it is adjacent. It can affect a person's ability to lift, pull, and push weighty objects. In some serious cases, the ability to perform activities of daily living such as changing one's clothes and washing one's hair may be hindered.


A patient have to undergo scapular stabilization with reinsertion of rhomboids and levator scapula plus transfer of sternal head of pectoralis major to the inferior end of scapula.

Post operative care:

The usual postoperative measures of rest and immobilization are followed by graduated physiotherapy.


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