Effectiveness Of Plain Shoulder Radiograph In Detecting Degenerate Rotator Cuff Tears
Hussain A., Muzzammil M., Butt F., Valsamis EM., Dwyer AJ.
BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated radiographic findings of sclerosis and cortical irregularity at the greater tuberosity can suggest a rotator cuff tear. Plain radiographs are the most easily attainable first-line investigations in evaluating shoulder injuries. This study determines the effectiveness in predicting degenerate rotator cuff tears by detecting radiographic changes on shoulder x-rays.