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Shoulder sonography massive cuff tear

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Case Discussion:

56 M. Post traumatic right shouder pain - 3 mths.

XRAY  - Mild proximal migration of head of humerus in standing position.

US - Right - Massive tear of supraspinatous. Full thickness tear of infraspinatous. Atropy and fatty infiltration of both supra - infraspinatous muscles. Supra-spinatous occupies only 20% of fossa.

Left - Asymptomatic shoulder - US shows anterior, full thickness, retracted ( 16 mm ) supraspinatous tendon tear.

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