Rotator cable

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Post traumatic right shoulder pain and abduction weakness for last 2 weeks.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male

There is full thickness fluid cleft replacing supraspinatus tendon. Defect length is about 20 mm. Infraspinatus, subscapularis and biceps long head tendons are intact and normal. Supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscle bellies show normal bulk and echopattern.

There is a linear fibrillary bundle running perpendicular and beneath the infraspinatus tendon.

Case Discussion

Case demonstrates rotator cable in case of full thickness tear of supraspinatus tendon.

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Case information

rID: 57085
Published: 6th Dec 2017
Last edited: 7th Dec 2017
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