Traumatic supraspinatus injury

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Fall on the abducted arm. Painfully restricted motion.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Partial tear of the supraspinatus tendon at the myotendinous junction. No signs of degeneration or muscular atrophy.

Case Discussion

Traumatic stress on healthy tendons typically leads to bony avulsions or myotendinous junction injuries, as in this case. Tears of the tendon itself usually involve some degree of degeneration.

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Case information

rID: 17040
Published: 12th Mar 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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