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Snapping Scapula Syndrome: Grating Sensation of the Scapulothoracic Joint with Possible Pain

Snapping Scapula syndrome is a snapping, grinding, or popping sensation or sound with scapulothoracic movement. Although pain with shoulder movement is usually present, some may have no pain. It is also sometimes referred to as scapulothoracic bursitis, scapulothoracic crepitus, superior scapula syndrome, scapulocostal syndrome, retroscapular creaking, washboard syndrome, rolling scapula, and grating scapula. It was described by Boinet as early as 1867, who presented the case of a 10 year old who had discomfort with scapula movement.

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