winging of scapula

A term referring to a clinical finding characterised by lifting of the medial border of the scapula, which has been likened to an angel’s wing. It is seen when the arm is abducted, and is typical of limb-girdle dystrophy, and due to paralysis of the long thoracic nerve—5th, 6th, 7th nerve roots; it also occurs in wrinkly skin syndrome and in heavy manual labour, especially in those who carry heavy, sharp objects on the shoulders, which causes the so-called ‘hod carrier’s palsy’

winging of scapula

Neurology A clinical finding characterized by scapular lifting, likened to an angel's wing; it is seen when the arm is abducted, is typical of limb-girdle dystrophy, and due to paralysis of the long thoracic nerve–5th, 6th, 7th nerve roots; it also occurs in wrinkly skin syndrome and in heavy manual labor, especially in those who carry heavy, sharp objects on the shoulders, which causes the so-called 'hod carrier's palsy'.
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