US evaluation of the rotator cuff.

  title={US evaluation of the rotator cuff.},
  author={Laurence A. Mack and Frederick A. Matsen and Ray F. Kilcoyne and Peter K. Davies and M E Sickler},
  volume={157 1},
Ultrasonographic (US) evaluation of the moving shoulder is a new method for evaluating the integrity of the rotator cuff. In the past, contrast arthrography has provided the only nonoperative technique for demonstrating defects in the rotator cuff. We present the details of this new technique and describe 79 patients whose US results were correlated with the findings at arthrography and/or surgery. US allows evaluation of both shoulders at once, an advantage over arthrography, where usually… CONTINUE READING

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