US depiction of partial-thickness tear of the rotator cuff.

  title={US depiction of partial-thickness tear of the rotator cuff.},
  author={Marnix T van Holsbeeck and Patricia A. Kolowich and William R. Eyler and Josesph G Craig and Kambiz Karimzadeh Shirazi and G K Habra and Geert M J M Vanderschueren and Jos{\'e} Antonio Bouffard},
  volume={197 2},
PURPOSE To test previously defined ultrasound (US) criteria for identification of partial-thickness tears of the rotator cuff. MATERIALS AND METHODS Before shoulder arthroscopy, 52 patients with shoulder pain for more than 3 months were examined with a 7.5-MHz commercially available linear-array transducer and a standardized study protocol. The criteria used to detect partial-thickness tears were (a) a mixed hyper- and hypoechoic focus in the crucial zone of the supraspinatus tendon and (b) a… CONTINUE READING