Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 6

Axillary Nerve Palsy Following Intramuscular COVID-19 Vaccine: A Case Report

Emma E Johnson1, Fotios Tjoumakaris2, Edward Rosero3, Shyam Brahmabhatt3 and Mitesh Patel4

1Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA
3Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Willow Grove, PA, USA
4Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Marlton, NJ, USA

*Corresponding Author: Patel, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Marlton, NJ, USA.

Received: April 13, 2023; Published: May 22, 2023


Case: While minor transient adverse effects are common following vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19, in other instances injuries under the category known as shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA) have been known to occur. We report a case of a 62-year-old man who presented with axillary nerve palsy two weeks following administration of the COVID vaccine.

Conclusion: Clinical suspicion should remain high of axillary nerve palsy as a rare, but significant adverse effect following vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19.

Keywords:Axillary; COVID-19; Nerve Palsy


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Citation: Mitesh Patel., et al. “Axillary Nerve Palsy Following Intramuscular COVID-19 Vaccine: A Case Report”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.6 (2023): 54-57.


Copyright: © 2023 Mitesh Patel., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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