Supraspinatus partial tear with subacromial impingement

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Shoulder pain, ? labral tear ?subacromial impingement

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Male

Partial thickness partial width bursal aspect supraspinatus insertional tear on a background of subacromial impingement with thickened coracoacromial ligament indenting the supraspinatus tendon and large inferiorly projecting osteophyte from a degenerate AC joint indenting the supraspinatus musculotendinous junction. Effusion of the subacromial bursa with focal synovitis/debris within the bursal recesses anteriorly and posteriorly.

Case Discussion

Partial supraspinatus insertional tendon tear (rotator cuff tear) on a background of subacromial impingement and bursitis. 

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