Pain in Shoulder and Arm

An Integrated View

  • J. M. Greep
  • H. A. J. Lemmens
  • D. B. Roos
  • H. C. Urschel

Part of the Developments in Surgery book series (DISU, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Investigation and diagnosis

  3. Causes of pain in the shoulder and arm

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. J. K. Van Der Korst
      Pages 75-81
    3. H. Claessens, D. Uyttendaele, N. De Stoop
      Pages 97-101
    4. Andrew A. McBeath
      Pages 103-109
  4. Thoracic outlet syndrome

  5. Treatment of pain in shoulder and arm

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-305

About this book


The "shoulder-hand syndrome" or pain in the shoulder or arm is an extremely vital subject for the multi-disciplinary approach and usually re­ quires more than one speciality for complete evaluation. The proceedings of this symposium - organized by the department of general surgery of the University of Limburg - cover the field thoroughly with contributions from outstanding specialists from all over the world. Rheumatological, neuro­ surgical, orthopedic, and traumatological aspects are covered. Vascular surgeons considering both venous and arterial problems entwine with thoracic surgeons to review the thoracic outlet problem. Establishing a diagnosis in this multi-disciplinary field is extremely important and encom­ passes a combination of disciplines including neurology, orthopedics, sur­ gery, and physical medicine. Likewise, the role of each contributing factor must be assessed when multiple sources were responsible for pain. In addition to adequate diagnosis, it is important to institute the appropriate therapy and to establish the proper priority and timing of such therapies. The follow-up techniques particularly regarding thoracic outlet syndrome are extremely important to provide an objective basis for evaluation. Although many advances have been made in the field of objective diagnosis and therapy, there still is a great deal of overlap and confusion which has to be clarified. Professor Greep and his organizing committee have done a wonderful job in composing a program covering all aspects of this field. They are to be congratulated on bringing us a "timely current status" report on pain in the shoulder and arm.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. M. Greep
    • 1
  • H. A. J. Lemmens
    • 1
  • D. B. Roos
    • 2
  • H. C. Urschel
    • 3
  1. 1.MaastrichtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.DenverUSA
  3. 3.DallasUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9305-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9303-7
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