Selected Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System

  • Jeffrey G. Jones


Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to the set of disorders attributed to compromise of the neurovascular structures passing through the thoracic outlet. These structures include the subclavian/axillary artery, corresponding vein, and brachial plexus fibers. There are four subgroupings of the disorder: arterial, venous, classic neurologic, and disputed neurologic.1 Considerable controversy surrounds the “disputed neurologic” subgroup, largely because there is disagreement about criteria for diagnosis and treatment.


Trigger Point Osteoid Osteoma Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Osteochondritis Dissecans Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 
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