Sportverletz Sportschaden 2000 Dec;14(4):151-4
[N. thoracicus longus lesion--a rare injury in weight lifting]
[Article in German]
Zander D, Perlick L, Diedrich O.
Klinik und Poliklinik fur Orthopadie der Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitat Bonn.
The case of long thoracic mononeuropathy associated with sport participation a presented. The diagnosis was confirmed with electromyography. It is suggested that the athletic activity caused a stretch injury to the long thoracic nerve. Degenerative changes and infections were excluded. Conservative management, consisting of range of motion exercises for the shoulder and strengthening of the serratus anterior muscle, resulted in a forable outcome. The 12 month follow-up showed only slight changes in EMG and clinical examination.