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Winged scapula

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Nervous system

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Central nervous system disorders
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A 24-year-old man comes to the office because of right shoulder pain and instability for a week. He states that he first noticed the pain while he was weight-lifting with his friends at the gym. Since the pain began, he has been unable to lift heavy weights above his head using his right arm. He also finds that he experiences shoulder pain, particularly while sitting on chairs. Examination of the shoulder is pictured. Which of the following nerves has most likely been injured?

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A winged scapula is characterized by the protrusion of the scapula, resulting in an inability to abduct arm above the horizontal plane. It is associated with a lesion in the long thoracic nerve causing a deficit in the function of the serratus anterior muscles.