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Axillary Nerve Dysfunction

Alternate Names : Axillary Nerve Palsy

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Axillary nerve dysfunction is the lack of normal electrical transmission through the axillary nerve, which activates the shoulder muscles.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

This type of injury usually occurs when the axillary nerve is stretched or pinched. The stretching or pinching is usually caused by a shoulder dislocation, surgery, or a bone fracture.


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Axillary Nerve Dysfunction: Symptoms & Signs

Author: John A.K. Davies, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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