J sign (shoulder)

Dr Dan J Bell and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

The J sign refers to the appearance of the inferior glenohumeral ligament in the presence of a humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament (HAGL lesion). The normal U-shaped inferior glenohumeral recess is retracted away from the humerus, appearing as a J (right shoulder).

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rID: 7516
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • J sign of shoulder
  • J-sign of shoulder

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