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Axillary Nerve Entrapment

  • Christopher J. BurnettEmail author
  • Helen W. Karl

Abstract

The long course of the axillary nerve and its proximity to the shoulder joint make it vulnerable to injuries: athletic, traumatic, and iatrogenic. It can become entrapped in the quadrilateral space and generate symptoms of shoulder pain and weakness.

Keywords

Quadrilateral space Quadrangular space Shoulder pain Deltoid muscle Teres minor muscle 

Supplementary material

Video 31.1

Physical examination of the axillary nerve (MOV 28837 kb)

Video 31.2

Landmark-guided injection of the axillary nerve (MOV 30237 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pain Management Division, Department of AnesthesiologyBaylor Scott and White Memorial HospitalTempleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity of Washington, Seattle Children’s HospitalSeattleUSA

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