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Scapular Winging in the Pediatric Patient

Klyce, Walter BA1,a; Thome, Andrew MD1; Gil, Joseph A. MD1; Solga, Patricia MD1

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.RVW.17.00162
Review Article

  • * Scapular winging is a rare condition that can lead to considerable functional impairment and cosmetic deformity but is frequently missed or misdiagnosed.
  • * Scapular winging is of particular concern in the pediatric patient given its association with birth injuries, perinatal thoracic operations, inherited disorders, and potential malignancies.
  • * Primary scapular winging may develop from nerve palsy, an osseous abnormality, or a soft-tissue defect.
  • * Secondary scapular winging is typically due to glenohumeral dysfunction but can also be voluntary or habitual.

1Department of Orthopaedics, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

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