Long Thoracic Nerve Compression

The long thoracic nerve passes through the neck, armpit and side of the chest to supply a muscle called the serratus anterior which helps stabilize the shoulder blade. Compression of the long thoracic nerve can lead to shoulder pain, difficulty raising the arm and abnormal protrusion of the shoulder blade. Read More

  • The American Board of  Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh  Medical Center
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery: AAHS
  • Alpha Omega Alpha