Scapulothoracic Bursitis

Scapulothoracic Bursitis

Clinical information

A 73 year old female referred to PT after 3 months of PT from another provider with ongoing loss of active/passive range of motion of her shoulder and pain-free clicking at her inferior angle of her scapular. The patient does have radicular symptoms into left upper extremity and no imaging done to date on cervical spine yet to date.

Brief description

We see the scapulothoracic (infraserratus bursa) that is distended and catching with active range of motion with elevation and protraction in the patient's left shoulder.

Ultrasound Images & Clips

SAX Infraserratus Bursa
SAX Infraserratus Bursa
LAX Infraserratus Bursa
LAX Infraserratus Bursa
Active Range of Motion of Shoulder Flexion

Conclusion

Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound was able to diagnose the bursitis and visualize the infraserratus bursa getting caught under the inferior angle of the scapular and ribs. Pain-free crepitus was noted and the patient referred back to orthopedics for injection

Details

  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 73
  • Body part: Left Shoulder