Ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance images of rotator cuff lesions compared with arthroscopy or open surgery findings.

@article{MartnHervs2001UltrasonographicAM,
  title={Ultrasonographic and magnetic resonance images of rotator cuff lesions compared with arthroscopy or open surgery findings.},
  author={Carmen Mart{\'i}n-Herv{\'a}s and Johnlee Romero and Ana Navas-Aci{\'e}n and J J Reboiras and Luis Munuera},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={410-5}
}
Our purpose was to compare the accuracy of ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance (MR) in the diagnosis of rotator cuff injuries (focusing on supraspinatus tears) using arthroscopy or open surgery findings. Using US and MR, we studied all painful shoulders seen during 1998 in our orthopaedic unit. Diagnosis was confirmed in 61 cases. The diagnosis of full thickness rotator cuff tear was highly specific on both imaging techniques (100% for US and 97.1% for MR) but was not as sensitive on US… CONTINUE READING