Rotator cuff ultrasonography: diagnostic capabilities.

R. Sean Churchill, Edward V. Fehringer, Theodore J. Dubinsky, Frederick A. Matsen

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Dynamic shoulder ultrasonography is a noninvasive, accurate method used to assess the rotator cuff tendons. It can be incorporated into the in-office physical examination of patients at risk for rotator cuff problems. The low cost, convenience, and lack of risk make dynamic ultrasonography an excellent imaging tool for evaluating the biceps, subscapularis, infraspinatus, teres minor, and supraspinatus tendons. In-office ultrasound also provides an opportunity for patient education and explanation of management options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-11
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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