24 February 2012

Thoracic Trauma- Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

The thoracic outlet is a space between the clavicle and first rib. The thoracic trauma is due to a severe physical trauma, vehicle accident or sports injury. It then causes the dysfunction of vessels and nerves in the thoracic outlet. The chest trauma causes pain in the shoulders, neck and numbness in the fingers. People are often faced with various medical questions about causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and complications of chest trauma. Some details of chest trauma:
The causes of chest trauma:
The thoracic trauma is usually due to a severe car accident. However, following some of the other common causes of chest trauma:

Anatomical defects

Poor posture sitting or walking

Sports Injuries

Repetitive activity

The pressure on your joints


The above are some of the most common causes of chest trauma.
Symptoms of chest trauma:
Here are some of the most common symptoms of chest trauma:

Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome

Vascular thoracic outlet syndrome

Nonspecific thoracic outlet syndrome type

Severe pain in the shoulder and neck

The weakening grip

Numbness in fingers

Change the color of the hand (he often turns blue)

Formation of the hump near the collarbone

Weak pulse in the affected arm

The above are some of the symptoms of chest trauma and are usually due to compression of the veins and arteries.

Diagnosis of chest trauma:
Some of the tests for the diagnosis of chest trauma:

Physical examination and medical history are the most important aspects for the diagnosis of chest trauma

Operating Adson

Wright trial

Stress test Roos


MRI or test magnetic resonance imaging

EMG or electromyography test

Nerve conduction studies

The above tests and examinations and symptoms detected by the patient with chest trauma using the accurate diagnosis of the problem.

Treatment for chest trauma:
Some of the treatments for curing chest trauma:

Physical Therapy



Anterior supraclavicular

Trans axillary

The anterior supraclavicular approach and the approach are trans axillary surgery types that help to fast and efficient recovery of the injury.

The chest trauma can lead to permanent nerve damage causing several other medical complications. Thus, we must not avoid the problems associated with thoracic injury and undergo appropriate medical treatments. Asked various questions relating to the medical chest trauma in your doctor help you get appropriate medical response and to avoid misunderstandings. This will also help you take proper precautions and prevent any medical emergencies.