Fatty infiltration of the supraspinatus: a reliability study.

  title={Fatty infiltration of the supraspinatus: a reliability study.},
  author={Matthew D. Williams and Alexandre L{\"a}dermann and Barbara Melis and Renaud Barth{\'e}l{\'e}my and Gilles Walch},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={18 4},
BACKGROUND The Goutallier classification of rotator cuff fatty infiltration is an accepted standard, yet no recommendations exist for which computed tomography plane is best to identify fatty infiltration of the supraspinatus. Our purpose was to determine the most reliable plane to evaluate supraspinatus fatty infiltration, assess reliability of the tangent sign, and to correlate fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy. METHODS Fatty infiltration in 87 computed tomography scans was reviewed by… CONTINUE READING


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