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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in the Athlete: Part 2

Part one of this article series discussed the patho-anatomy of thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) and the typical symptoms associated with the different neurological and vascular TOS subtypes.  In part two, Chris Mallac outlines the clinical tests used to diagnose TOS and discusses conservative management and surgical options to treat this injury. Clinical Tests There are several clinical tests purported to diagnose TOS. However, many of these tests have high false-positive rates (up to 50%)(1). A cluster of several positive tests may improve their sensitivity and reliab

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