Ultrasonography of rotator cuff tears: A review of 500 diagnostic studies

  title={Ultrasonography of rotator cuff tears: A review of 500 diagnostic studies},
  author={Jeffrey R. Crass and Edward V. Craig and Samuel B. Feinberg},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Ultrasound},
Ultrasonography of the rotator cuff has been shown to be of value in diagnosing rotator cuff tears. This report summarizes our experience with our first 500 diagnostic examinations. 
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