Scapulothoracic Bursitis and Snapping Scapula Syndrome

To produce smooth shoulder motion, the scapula must glide freely over the posterior thorax. Incongruence between the concave scapula and the convex thoracic wall, which can occur from anatomic predisposition, space-occupying skeletal lesions, fibrotic [...]

Scapulothoracic Bursitis and Snapping Scapula Syndrome

Association between scapula bony morphology and snapping scapula syndrome

Snapping scapula syndrome (SSS) was originally described by Boinet. Thickening of the superior scapula angle from post-traumatic changes, Luschka tubercle, osteochondroma, or subscapular elastofibroma may be factors for painful snapping scapula. However, in many [...]

Association between scapula bony morphology and snapping scapula syndrome

Snapping Scapula Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

Scapulothoracic bursitis and snapping scapula syndrome are rare diagnoses that contribute to considerable morbidity in some patients. These conditions represent a spectrum of disorders characterized by pain with or without mechanical crepitus. They are [...]

Snapping Scapula Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

Arthroscopic Management of Scapulothoracic Disorders

Symptomatic scapulothoracic bursitis and crepitus are difficult and often poorly understood disorders of the scapulothoracic articulation, and little has been written about arthroscopic or open solutions for refractory pain from this region.  The first [...]

Arthroscopic Management of Scapulothoracic Disorders
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