MRI findings predict shoulder stiffness for rotator cuff tears

MRI findings predict shoulder stiffness for rotator cuff tears

Two MRI findings -- joint capsule edema and thickness at the axillary recess, specifically -- proved useful in predicting stiff shoulder in patients with small to large (< 5 cm) full-thickness rotator cuff tears, according to new research. This study is important because it is the first to highlight joint capsule abnormality on MRI as a factor associated with stiff shoulder in patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears.

Source: Science Daily

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