Peripheral Nerve Injuries of the Shoulder and Upper Arm

  • Kelly C. McInnis
  • Lisa S. Krivickas

Nerve injuries about the shoulder and proximal upper limb are uncommon but important causes of pain and dysfunction in athletes. In general, athletes involved in overhead sports appear to be at increased risk for nerve injuries in the shoulder region, which can be challenging for the clinician to identify and treat. This chapter takes a comprehensive look at the peripheral nerves in the upper arm that are susceptible to injury and gives a detailed approach to the evaluation and management of the disorders that result.


Nerve Injury Axillary Nerve Suprascapular Nerve Thoracic Nerve Serratus Anterior Muscle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelly C. McInnis
    • 1
  • Lisa S. Krivickas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physical Medicine and RehabilitationHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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