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Clin Sports Med. 2012 Oct;31(4):605-31. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2012.07.010.

Imaging evaluation of the rotator cuff.

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Department of Radiology, The University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0170, USA. mwa3a@virginia.edu

Abstract

The rotator cuff is a complex network of interwoven tendons that plays a key role in glenohumeral movement and stability. Cuff abnormality is a common source of shoulder pain, but the clinical presentation is often nonspecific and, as a result, diagnostic imaging, especially magnetic resonance imaging, plays a key role in evaluating these patients. This article reviews imaging modalities available for evaluating the cuff, normal cuff anatomy, and common pathologic conditions that affect it.

PMID:
23040549
DOI:
10.1016/j.csm.2012.07.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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