Role of ultrasound in the evaluation of rotator cuff muscle quality

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dc.contributor.author Swigelaar, R.E.
dc.contributor.author Oschman, Zanet
dc.contributor.author Laubscher, H.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T06:56:17Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-30T00:20:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06
dc.description.abstract The evaluation of the quality of rotator cuff muscles has become an important part of the preoperative ultrasound examination. Ultrasound is accurate in the evaluation of rotator cuff integrity, but has been found to be insufficient compared to magnetic resonant imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of rotator cuff muscle quality. Complete tears of the rotator cuff lead to muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration, these changes are known to be important negative prognostic factors with regard to the anatomical and functional results after tendon repair. Several classifications and grading systems have been described for computed tomography (CT) and MRI. A number of studies have been directed at the ultrasound assessment of muscle atrophy and fatty infiltration of the rotator cuff, however, no quantitative method or grading systems have been established. At present MRI is the preferred choice for evaluation of rotator cuff fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy in clinical practice. Ultrasound is widely available, cost effective and safe; the aim of this literature review is to investigate if there is a role for ultrasound in the examination of rotator cuff muscle quality. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Swigelaar, R.E., Oschman, Z. & Laubscher, H. (2012). Role of ultrasound in the evaluation of rotator cuff muscle quality: A review. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 18(2), 293-298. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1117-4315
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/19749
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance en_US
dc.rights Africa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance en_US
dc.subject Ultrasound en_US
dc.subject Rotator cuff en_US
dc.subject Muscle atrophy en_US
dc.subject Supraspinatus en_US
dc.subject Fatty infiltration en_US
dc.title Role of ultrasound in the evaluation of rotator cuff muscle quality en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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