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winged scapula


  Six years ago I broke my right clavical and it healed incorrectly.  Five years ago I had a modified Mumford procedure to relieve the pain caused by this injury.  I had no problems until one month ago when I woke up with severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm.  I was unable to raise my arm without the pain increasing.  After 10 days the pain subsided and I was left with what appears to be a winged scapula and weakness in my right arm.  I am unable to lift any weight over my head or even do a pushup.  My scapula protrudes excessively any time I lift my arm above my chest.  It has been a month and things are not improving.  I read the articles posted about the Long thoracic nerve/winged scapula and Parsonage-Turner syndrome. I am curious if this is a result of the surgery I had performed five years ago.  I have not consulted a physician in hopes that the condition will improve on it's own.  
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Thanks for the question. Most surgical related problems are of an immediate nature. It would be very unusual to have a complication show up so far after a procedure. I think that you do need to see your doctor. The Parsonage Turner that you speak about is a definite possibility and needs to be addressed. Disc disease in the neck can also cause similar problems. I would not wait since your fuction has been affected so. Good luck
This information is provided for general medical education purposes. PLease consult your doctor regarding diagnostic and treatment options.




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