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Rim rent tear of the supraspinatus tendon

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Post-traumatic pain and restricted mobility of the right shoulder.

Patient Data:

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

Partial tear of the most anterior fibers of the articular surface of the supraspinatous tendon. 

Case Discussion:

Rim rent tears are quite common partial or small full-thickness tears at the insertion of the cuff tendons (mostly supraspinatus) into the greater tuberosity, that can be easily overlooked 1.

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