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Shoulder Arthroscopy

Shoulder Anatomy | General Information | Post-Operative Care

Instability | Tendinitis, Bursitis & Impingement Syndrome | Rotator Cuff Tears
Labral Tears | Acromioclavicular Arthritis | Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment Syndrome


Suprascapular Nerve Entrapment Syndrome


The suprascapular nerve innervates the supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles. The supraspinatus muscle abducts the arm (moves it away from the body), and the infraspinatus muscle externally rotates the arm. Both muscles are a part of the group of muscles collectively called the "rotator cuff".

The suprascapular nerve travels beneath the superior transverse scapular ligament in the suprascapular notch. If the space is injured or not large enough, the nerve can become compressed in this area.


Signs and Symptoms


What causes suprascapular nerve entrapment syndrome?


Non-Surgical Treatment


Surgical Treatment: Shoulder Arthroscopy (Nerve Decompression)