Role of MRI and high resolution ultrasound in rotator cuff tears
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 2807-2820
AbstractBackground: The shoulder joint is a ball and socket variety of joint with wide range of movements in multiple planes where stability is compromised for mobility. The muscles and tendons are subjected to severe strain resulting in tears. Rotator cuff disease is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. In addition to history and physical examination, several radiological techniques have been used to detect tears of the rotator cuff. Each has limitations and no clear consensus on the optimum diagnostic study has emerged. The radiological diagnosis of rotator cuff tears has traditionally been performed with arthrography and more recently with non-invasive techniques like ultrasonography and MRI.
Aims and objectives: Evaluation of role of MRI in rotator cuff injuries, evaluation of role of high resolution ultrasound in rotator cuff injuries. Correlation of clinical and high resolution ultrasound findings with MRI findings.
Materials and Methods: In our study we took over the analysis of 32 patients with clinically suspected rotator cuff injuries were subjected to undergo USG and MRI after thorough history taking and clinical examination. USG was carried out on IU22 Philips machine using a high frequency transducer of 5-17 MHz. The rotator cuff tendons, muscles, ACJ, joint cavity and bursae were examined in various positions. Dynamic examination of shoulder were also carried out for impingement. MRI was performed on 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner, using a dedicated surface coil for shoulder.
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