Impingement question rotator cuff tear

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  • Impingement question rotator cuff tear.
  • Long- and short-axis fat- and water-weighted images were performed.
  • Massive rotator cuff tear with up to 5cm of retraction of the supraspinatus and slightly less of the infraspinatus tendon. Complete. Subscapularis also is completely torn with 2cm of retraction. The muscular attachment remains preventing more substantial retraction. Teres minor tendon is intact.
  • Long biceps tendon is medially dislocated moderately tendinopathic but not torn.
  • Limited atrophy throughout. Up to grade 2 but no high-grade atrophy. Bursitis and capsulitis.
  • Lateral outlet stenosis and lateral tilt to the acromion.
  • AC joint mild proliferation without medial outlet stenosis. Coracoid is unremarkable does not contribute to anterior impingement.
  • Small anterior-inferior labral tear (series 2 image 5). Likely degenerative. However an old dislocation may produce a very similar finding. Not unstable active or acute labral tear.
  • Massive rotator cuff tear with up to 5cm of retraction of the supraspinatus and slightly less of the infraspinatus tendon. Complete
  • Subscapularis also is completely torn with 2cm of retraction. The muscular attachment remains preventing more substantial retraction
  • Long biceps tendon is medially dislocated moderately tendinopathic but not torn
  • Limited atrophy throughout. Up to grade 2 but no high-grade atrophy
  • Bursitis and capsulitis
  • Lateral outlet stenosis and lateral tilt to the acromion

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Diagnosis Definitions

Rotator Cuff Tear

MSK, Shoulder,