Supraspinatus tendon tear - arthrographic diagnosis

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

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Chronic shoulder pain ? capsulitis. For hydrodilatation

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
Modality: Fluoroscopy

Contrast leak through a full thickness supraspinatus tendon tear - this is the "old fashion" way of diagnosing this pathology.   Hydrodilatation will not be successful at alleviating symptoms as the injected fluid decompresses immediately from the joint into the bursa leading to bursal distension.

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Case Information

rID: 19481
Case created: 13th Sep 2012
Last edited: 10th Nov 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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