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Role of Ultrasonography in Diagnosis of Rotator Cuff Disease
دور كوي محيط الرضفه في تحجيم الام مقدمة الركبة في عمليات زراعة مفصل الركبة الكامله

Authors: Yasir Yousif Ali ياسر يوسف علي --- Shakir Hamad Zghair شاكر حمد صغير --- Abdul Jabbar Rashid Abed عبدالجبار رشيد
Journal: IRAQI JOURNALOF COMMUNITY MEDICINE المجلة العراقية لطب المجتمع ISSN: 16845382 Year: 2017 Volume: 30 Issue: 1 Pages: 47-51
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية


Back ground: The shoulder joint is an elegant and complex piece of machinery. The rotator cuff tendons are keys to the healthy function of the shoulder and rotator-cuff tear is an especially painful injury and can happen at any age.Objectives; to evaluate the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of rotator cuff tear.Patients and method; From March 2013 to September 2015 forty eight patients were enrolled in a prospective comparative study and divided into full thickness, partial thickness tear or intact tendons according to clinical and ultrasonographic criteria and these results were assessed by surgery and results compared. Results: Sensitivity of clinical diagnosis was 95.3%., specifity 20% and predictive value 33.3% and sensitivity of ultrasonography was 100%, Specifity 37.5% and Predictive value of 100 %.Conclusions; Ultrasonography is well tolerated and cost-effective and useful test in diagnosis and detection of rotator cuff tear.

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