August 21, 2017 • Press Release
New study finds TOS complications are rare
“Current practice of thoracic outlet decompression surgery in the United States.” J Vasc Surg Sept. 2017.
CHICAGO, Illinois, September 2017 – A national study has confirmed the safety of thoracic outlet decompression surgery, validating the findings of previous single-center experiences.
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is relatively rare but may affect those who use a lot of repetitive upper arm movements, such as athletes. It commonly becomes news when a professional athlete is sidelined for TOS surgery to repair nerve compression.