Plain radiographs have limited sensitivity for glenohumeral cartilage lesions.

@article{Kappe2010PlainRH,
  title={Plain radiographs have limited sensitivity for glenohumeral cartilage lesions.},
  author={Thomas Prof Dr Kappe and Mohammed Elsharkawi and Markus Fl{\"o}ren and Heiko Reichel and Balkan Cakir},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 5}
}
Glenohumeral cartilage lesions are frequently encountered during shoulder arthroscopy, but are not always represented on radiographs. We intended to define the diagnostic value of plain shoulder radiographs in detecting glenohumeral cartilage lesions. The radiographs of 167 patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy were analyzed for signs of degenerative joint disease. Formal criteria indicating osteoarthritis (osteophytes, joint space narrowing, and sclerosis) were registered and correlated to… CONTINUE READING
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