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Thoracic outlet decompression is a syndrome which causes hand and arm pain and movement problems due to pressure against the nerves or blood vessels.
The thoracic outlet decompression surgery is a surgical procedure for a syndrome characterised by the compression of the nerves that supply the hand and the arm.
It is a syndrome which can cause various pain and movement problems to the hand and arm due to pressure against the nerves or blood vessels in the thoracic outlet. The thoracic outlet is located behind and below the collarbone.
Symptoms for this condition include:
A main treatment option for this condition is surgery. Thoracic outlet decompression surgery involves exploration of the root of the neck and excision of compressive structures. It results in symptom relief, and stops progression.
Due to the difficulty of this surgery, your surgeon will detail the risks and chance of success associated with it.