Isolated Mononeuropathy from Rucksack Palsy: A Case Series

Jameson P. McShea, Jordan E. Powell, Edward A. Dolomisiewicz, Paul F. Pasquina, Matthew E. Miller

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Although there is increasing awareness of brachial plexopathy secondary to rucksack use, isolated mononeuropathies have been less well described. Three cases of mononeuropathy secondary to rucksack use in military personnel are presented, including injuries to the long thoracic and spinal accessory nerves. We also review several different factors in the proper construction, components, and fitting of the rucksack that should be considered in order to prevent rucksack palsy and provide a concise suggestion for rucksack use and education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E1043-E1047
JournalMilitary Medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021
Externally publishedYes


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