Rotator cuff tear and muscle atrophy

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female
Ultrasound

Absent long head of biceps tendon in bicipital groove. Long head belly atrophy ( white ) as compared to normal ( black ) short head belly. Comparision with symptomatic and asymptomatic biceps gives more clear idea. Massive tear of supraspinatous ( 3 cm retraction ) with muscle belly atrophy. Acromian spur present.

Case Discussion

Shoulder Ultrasound

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Case information

rID: 14210
Published: 7th Jul 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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