A bizarre complication of shoulder arthroscopy

Maurilio Bruno, Vito Lavanga, Emanuele Maiorano, Valerio Sansone

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A case is presented of an unusual complication of shoulder arthroscopy, which was caused by incorrect location of the posterior portal, inducing neurapraxia of both the axillary and radial nerves, with significant clinical and functional sequelae. A subsequent open surgical neurolysis was required to restore normal nerve function. This type of lesion has not been reported previously. Level of evidence V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1426-1428
Number of pages3
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

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  • Medicine(all)


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