A comparison of clinical estimation, ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and arthroscopy in determining the size of rotator cuff tears

  • Bryant L
  • Shnier R
  • Bryant C
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Abstract

This prospective study was undertaken to compare the ability of clinical estimation, diagnostic ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging, and arthroscopy to estimate the size of rotator cuff tears. Estimates of rotator cuff tear size were compared with the findings at open operation in 33 consecutive patients with a presumptive diagnosis of rotator cuff tear. Arthroscopy estimates of rotator cuff tear size correlated best with actual tear size (Pearson correlation coefficient r = 0.92; P < .001). Magnetic resonance imaging (r = 0.74; P

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Authors

  • Lawrence Bryant

  • Ron Shnier

  • Carl Bryant

  • George A.C. Murrell

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