An Axillary Nerve Injury may occur due to shoulder dislocation, direct impact, incorrect crutch use, or due to frequent throwing causing Quadrilateral Space Syndrome.
What is it?
An Axillary Nerve Injury is compression of the axillary nerve which innervates the deltoid and teres minor muscles.
Common Signs & Symptoms:
Common symptoms include numbness, specifically at the deltoid muscle, trouble raising the arm, and weakness in the deltoid or teres minor muscles.
Assessment methods involve evaluating pain levels and location, testing strength and range of motion limitations, and collecting a thorough patient history to determine the mechanism of injury.
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