Suprascapular Nerve Palsy

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Etiology[edit | edit source]

Suprascapular nerve palsy is an injury to the suprascapular nerve, a nerve root that corresponds to C5- C6 nerve roots of the brachial plexus. Injury to this nerve can occur through many mechanisms, to include, traction injuries to the shoulder; compression along its path at the cervical spine, superior and posterior shoulder. Two locations specific to compression include suprascapular notch ligament and spinoglenoid ligament.

Examination[edit | edit source]

The key to any examination for any practitioner examining a patient with complaints of an upper extremity disorder is the subjective report, knowing their full story of what brings them to a specialist.