Pitfalls

Full thickness supraspinatus tendon rupture that could be mistaken for a partial bursal rupture

Clinical information

Pain

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Full thickness supraspinatus tendon rupture that could be mistaken for a partial bursal rupture

Fluid in the bursa transverse
Fluid in the bursa transverse
Fluid in the bursa longitudinal
Fluid in the bursa longitudinal
Subscapularis tendon with bursal fluid
Subscapularis tendon with bursal fluid
Subscapularis tendon with bursal fluid
Subscapularis tendon with bursal fluid

The supraspinatus tendon rupture extends along the bursa

Transverse
Transverse
Transverse
Transverse
Transverse
Transverse
Transverse
Transverse
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal

The rupture extends along the bursa

Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Transverse
Transverse

But the rupture does also communicate with the joint space

Longitudinal
Longitudinal
Transverse
Transverse
Transverse
Transverse

Details

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 63
  • Body part: Shoulder

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System