Published Date: February 8, 2023

A 24-year-old female with acute onset shoulder pain

Authors: Johnatan M S Martis, Frank Reuvekamp

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2023 Feb 6;167:D7380.


A 24-year-old female presents with sudden debilitating right shoulder pain that started 5 days ago, with reduced range of motion (ROM) in shoulder abduction and a scapula alata. These findings are indicative of neuralgic amyotrophy (NA). NA usually has a diagnostic delay which complicates treatment. Long-term impact can be severe which sometimes justifies referral to a physiatrist.

PMID: 36752664