Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Treatment at One Stop Vascular Solutions, India

Understanding what is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) refers to the compression of blood vessels or nerves in the space between collarbone and the first rib in the thoracic outlet, leading to neck pain, upper limb ischemia or numbness in the fingers - severity depends on the stage of disease and duration. One Stop Vascular Solutions in India offer comprehensive TOS treatment, addressing the root cause and treating the patient as a whole.

Symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome:
  • Numbness and tingling in arm or fingers
  • Pain or aches in the neck, shoulder, arm, or hand
  • Weakening grip
  • Discoloration, swelling, or blood clots in veins (Venous TOS)
  • Cold fingers, hands, or arms (Arterial TOS)
Causes of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome:
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Sports or job-related physical activities
  • Anatomical defects like Cervical rib, abnormal 1st rib or hypertrophic muscles in thoracic outlet.
Types of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome:
  • Neurogenic TOS: Compression of the brachial plexus, leading to nerve-related symptoms.
  • Venous TOS: Compression of vein causing blood clots and venous symptoms.
  • Arterial TOS: Compression of artery leading to arterial symptoms of ischemia in upper limb like pain, discolouration, muscle wasting, loss of fingers, gangrene, aneurysm and clotting.
Risks of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome:
  • More common in females (3:1 ratio)
  • Common in adults aged 20 to 50
  • Physical examination for external signs and symptoms
  • Medical history, including occupation and daily activities
  • Imaging tests: Ultrasound, X-ray, CT angiography, MRI, arteriography, venography
  • Electromyography to evaluate nerve damage
Treatment Options:
  • 1. Conservative Approach:
  • Physical therapy for neurogenic TOS
  • Medications for pain relief, inflammation, and muscle relaxation
  • Clot-dissolving medications for venous or arterial TOS
  • 2. Surgery:
  • Decompression surgery to remove muscles and a portion of the first rib or cervical rib
  • Repairing blood vessels, removing clots, or grafting damaged arteries
Why Choose One Stop Vascular Solutions in India?
  • World-class services focused on individualized care
  • Commitment to education, research, and community health
  • Patient-centric approach treating each person holistically
  • Passionate team dedicated to linking patients, team members, and communities to health

Choose One Stop Vascular Solutions in India for expert care and personalized treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, ensuring the best outcomes for your health.