Suprascapular Neuropathy

Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics | Vol 6 | Issue 2 |  Jul-Dec 2021 | page: 23-31 | Rahul Singh, Ashish Babhulkar

Author: Rahul Singh [1], Ashish Babhulkar [1]

[1] Department of Shoulder and Sports Injuries, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Rahul Singh,
Department of Shoulder and Sports Injuries, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune – 411 004, Maharashtra, India.


Suprascapular neuropathy (SSN) is often missed or neglected. Although the occurrence is rare, it is for this reason that one needs to be aware of the correct clinical skill sets and investigations to nail the diagnosis. SSN pathologies are being diagnosed with increasing frequency in high probability groups like athletes, massive rotator cuff tear with fatty infiltration, labral tear and subsequent cyst formation. With better understanding of the pathology, management of SSN has also improved in recent decades. With the advancement in electrodiagnostic modalities, SSN can be more reliably diagnosed now. The article highlights the aetiology and the points of compression, clinical picture to trigger the need for an EMG and the results of Arthroscopic decompression.

Keywords: Suprascapular neuropathy, paralabral cyst, transverse scapular notch, spinoglenoid notch, peripheral neuropathy


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