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Management-Techniques

The technique and approach of surgical decompression of the suprascapular nerve is dependent on the location of the presumed etiology of the nerve dysfunction. If the pathology is at the suprascapular notch, then the transverse scapular ligament and suprascapular notch may be approached anteriorly, superiorly, or posteriorly.

The anterior approach uses a saber-type incision, just […]

Techniques

Major changes in techniques are constantly and rapidly evolving, and dissection has become extremely “respectful” of the soft tissues that are encountered. The small-incision trend of arthroscopy is now entering the spinal surgery environment. Adequate decompression, prevention of further malalignment, and obtaining a solid fusion are still the basic goals of spinal surgery intervention.

The […]