Suprascapular neuropathy

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Suprascapular neuropathy or suprascapular nerve entrapment occurs if the suprascapular nerve is compressed as it passes through the suprascapular notch or spinoglenoid notch.

Non-specific posterior shoulder pain and weakness. 

  • direct features of entrapment 3
    • swelling, increased size and signal of the nerve
    • visualisation of the causative factor
  • indirect features of entrapment via features of muscle atrophy or acute denervation 3
    • supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscles: compression at the suprascapular notch
    • infraspinatus muscle only: compression at the spinoglenoid notch
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Article information

rID: 37641
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Suprascapular nerve entrapment
  • Suprascapular nerve neuropathy

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