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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016, Article ID 4134280, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/4134280
Review Article

Anterior Coracoscapular Ligament as a Factor Predisposing to or Protective for Suprascapular Neuropathy

1Department of Angiology, Interfaculty Chair of Anatomy and Histology, Medical University of Łódź, Narutowicza 60, 90-136 Łódź, Poland
2Clinic of Orthopedic and Pediatric Orthopedics, Medical University of Łódź, 90-131 Łódź, Poland
3Department of Orthopedy, Brüderkrankenhaus St. Josef Paderborn Clinic, University of Göttingen, Germany Schlossplatz 2, Wilhelmsplatz 1, 37073 Göttingen, Germany
4Department of Normal and Clinical Anatomy, Interfaculty Chair of Anatomy and Histology, Medical University of Łódź, Narutowicza 60, 90-136 Łódź, Poland

Received 7 October 2016; Revised 18 November 2016; Accepted 30 November 2016

Academic Editor: Ayhan Cömert

Copyright © 2016 Michał Polguj et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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