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J Occup Rehabil. 2011 Sep;21(3):366-73. doi: 10.1007/s10926-010-9278-9.

Thoracic outlet syndrome: definition, aetiological factors, diagnosis, management and occupational impact.

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Unité de Chirurgie de la Main, Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique, CHU Trousseau, Tours, France.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a controversial cause of neck and shoulder pain due to complex mechanisms involving muscular dysfunction and nerve compression. Although management of thoracic outlet syndrome must be based on a multidisciplinary approach, physicians and occupational therapist should be familiar with the principles of diagnosis and treatment.

METHOD, RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

The purpose of this article is to review the definitions, diagnosis and management of this syndrome. A particular emphasis was described on the links between the workplace and the individual in the pathogenesis, prevalence in the workforce and the course of this disease.

PMID:
21193950
PMCID:
PMC3526474
DOI:
10.1007/s10926-010-9278-9
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