Supraspinatus tendon tear

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Jerk to shoulder 2 weeks ago. Complaining of pain and restricted movement.There was no fracture seen on shoulder radiograph.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years old
Gender: Male

There is full thickness fluid cleft from bursal to articular surface at insertion site of supraspinatus tendon. It involved near full width of tendon.

Infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor tendons - normal echopattern.

Biceps long head tendon - normal echopattern, normal position.

No bursal or joint effusion.

Supra and infraspinatus muscle bellies - no atrophy or volume loss.

Annotated image

' Red '  - supraspinatus tear site.

'Pink ' - supraspinatus tendon.

Case Discussion

Findings of supraspinatus tendon tear without much retraction.

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Case information

rID: 40454
Published: 22nd Oct 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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