Complete supraspinatus tendon tear

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Chronic shoulder pain, worsened after recent fall

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Female

Complete tear of SST, i.e. full thickness (top to bottom) and front to back - no residual intact fibers. Retraction of tendon end, atrophy of muscle belly and communication of joint effusion with subacromial bursa. 

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Case information

rID: 16639
Published: 5th Feb 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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