Shoulder sonography supraspinatous tear

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Prior injury 3 months ago, now presenting with weak shoulder abduction

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Ultrasound of the shoulder shows a supraspinatous tear.

Tiny spur is seen from lateral aspect of acromion process of scapula.

Case Discussion

There is a full-thickness tear of the supraspinatous tendon, with approximately is completely 25 mm of retraction from the footplate.

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Case information

rID: 12445
Published: 26th Nov 2010
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
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