Paralyse van de M. serratus anterior als beroepsziekte bij een steigerbouwer

L.A.M. Elders, M.M. Dawson en J.M.L. van Zwet

Serratus anterior muscle palsy in a scaffolder.

- A 30-year-old scaffolder developed acute shoulder complaints after lifting a heavy weight. There was complete failure of the long thoracic nerve resulting in a serratus anterior muscle palsy on the right side. Physical examination revealed only right scapula winging. A combination of stretching of the nerve and high mechanical pressure on the nerve had probably been the cause of this occupational injury.

The shoulder complaints remained, resulting in disability and unemployment.