Rotator cuff tear


Findings of post-traumatic right supraspinatus tendon complete (full thickness and full width) tear with 30 mm retraction.  There is no atrophy or fatty infiltration of the right supraspinatus muscle suggesting that the tear is a recent event.

Ultrasound of the contralateral shoulder may or may not be part of your protocol. However, when there is a large tear like this (30 mm retraction), contralateral cuff is more likely to show pathology mainly in the tear age group (>50 years of age). In this case, there was a tear of the left supraspinatus.