shoulder girdle syndrome(redirected from patchwork amyotrophy)
shoulder girdle syndromeA condition evoked by upregulation of the sympathetic nervous system.
Contusions, fractures, neurovascular injuries.
Acute searing pain, marked muscle-weakness, vasomotor lability, oedema, osteoporosis and, with time, wasting of the shoulder girdle and upper arm.
• Acute phase—Frozen shoulder, calcific tendonitis or arthritis.
• Chronic phase—Rotator cuff tears, nerve root compression.
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