Supraspinatus tendon full-thickness tear on ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Salem Bauones

Presentation

Left shoulder pain.

Patient Data

Age: 45
Gender: Male

US images depict direct and indirect signs of supraspinatus tendon full-thickness tear:

  • extended anechoic discontinuity of the supraspinatus tendon
  • sagging peribursal fat sign
  • cartilage interface sign
  • double effusion sign
    • shoulder joint effusion (surrounding the long head of biceps tendon)
    • bursal effusion

Case Discussion

US images depict direct and indirect signs of supraspinatus tendon full-thickness tear.

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Case information

rID: 24902
Case created: 18th Sep 2013
Last edited: 1st Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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