Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 5 Issue 6

Rotator Cuff Tendon Rupture: Radio-Surgical Correlation

Sbaihi S1, Ben Othmen N1, Jlidi M2, Bouaicha W2*, Daas S2, Lamouchi M2 and BouzaidiK1

1Radiology department. University Hospital Mohamed Taher Maâmouri Nabeul-Tunisia
2University Hospital Mohamed Taher MaâmouriNabeul-Tunisia

*Corresponding Author: Bouaicha W, University Hospital Mohamed Taher MaâmouriNabeul-Tunisia.

Received: February 24, 2022; Published: May 09, 2022


Introduction: Rotator cuff tears are among the most frequent causes of pain and dysfunction of the shoulder. The role of imaging in such circumstances is therefore to identify the causative factors.

Our aims evaluate the performance of ultrasound versus magnetic resonance imaging in rotator cuff tears by correlating data from each technique to intraoperative data.

Methods: This was a retrospective study of 38 patients followed and operated for a rotator cuff tear. All patients were explored preoperatively by ultrasound then by an MRI of the shoulder in the medical imaging department of the same hospital.

Results: The average age of the patients was 56 years with a discreet male predominance. The supraspinatus tendon was the most affected tendon. Ultrasound was as efficient as MRI in the detection of long head of the biceps dislocations with sensitivity and specificity of 100% and this was probably due to the reduced number of dislocations found 3 times per operative.

Conclusion: our study confirmed the literature data concerning the performance of MRI in the detection of rotator cuff tears, its better sensitivity and specificity compared to ultrasound for the detection of small tears.

Keywords: Rotator Cuff; Tendon Rupture; MRI; Ultrasound


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Citation: Bouaicha W., et al. “Rotator Cuff Tendon Rupture: Radio-Surgical Correlation". Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.6 (2022): 14-21.


Copyright: © 2022 Bouaicha W., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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