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Old 07-05-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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Advice on MRI Results? Surgery scheduled soon...

Hi All,
First off, thanks in advance for any guidance you can provide. This is my first post here. Been having shoulder problems for close to a year now and recently had an MRI which came back with results that surprised the doc. The results are posted below, but, if anybody can help me understand what I might be in for, that would be great.

Again, thanks for any information you can provide. It's much appreciated.

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FINDINGS:

ROTATOR CUFF; Moderate diffuse increased T2 Signal intensity is present throughout the supraspihatus tendon consistent with moderate tehdinopathy. rJîhere is a likely element of lowwgrade deep substance partial tearing at the
distal insertion as seen on image ll of series 7 and image 12 of series 6. This involves approximately 50% of the tendon width but is not full-thickness in nature. The other cuff components are intact and unremarkable.

There is a trace subacromial bursa effusion present.

ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT REGION: Moderate to severe degenerative Changes are present with inferior osteophytes noted. There is a concave undersurface seen to the acromion without anterior hooking or lateral downsloping.

BICEPS LABRAL COMPLEX: There is Subtle linear increased signal intensity seen along the base of the central posterior labrum as noted on images 14 and 15 of series 4 consistent with likely tearing of the labrum without
displacement. There is likely degeneration and fraying present of the entire posterior labrum especially superiorly. IThere is a likely sublabral foramen of the anterosuperior labrum as a normal variation. The anteroinferior labrum is intact. The biceps anchor and long biceps tendon are intact and in normal position.

GLENOHUMERAL JOINT: The articular cartilage surfaces are well maintained. No joint effusion of loose body is noted.

BONES AND SOFT TISSUES: Several degenerative cysts are seen in the greater tuberosity region. There are no findings for fracture or tumor. No muscular abnormality is seen.

CONCLUSION :

l. Moderate supraspinatus tendinopathy with a focus of deep substance partial tearing at the distal insertion. This involves approximately 50% of the tendon width. No full-thickness tearing is noted. There is mild subacromial
bursitis present.

2. Frank tearing Of the posterior and posterosuperior labrum as discussed.

 
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