Thoracic outlet syndrome is a narrowing of the space between the first rib and the collarbone that causes nerves, arteries, or veins to become compressed. It can lead to pain, swelling, numbness, skin discoloration, and blood clots in the neck, shoulder, arm, or hand.
Specialists at NYU Langone have a long history of managing this rare, serious condition that other doctors may rarely encounter. Our physical and occupational therapists at Rusk Rehabilitation provide treatments to relieve symptoms and improve mobility. Vascular surgeons at our NYU Langone heart programs are experts at using minimally invasive procedures or surgery to manage symptoms.
Treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome may include physical and occupational therapy, medication, balloon angioplasty and venoplasty, and surgery.
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