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.
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
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