Nonoperative and operative management of snapping scapula.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Snapping scapula is a painful crepitus of the scapulothoracic articulation. This crepitus is a grinding or snapping noise with scapulothoracic motion that may or may not accompany pain. This condition is commonly seen in overhead-throwing athletes. Treatment of patients with this syndrome begins with nonoperative methods; when nonoperative treatment fails, several surgical options exist. This article will discuss both nonoperative and operative management of this common shoulder condition.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Manske, RC; Reiman, MP; Stovak, ML

Published Date

  • September 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1554 - 1565

PubMed ID

  • 15310586

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-5465

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0363546504268790


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States