Review: Ultrasonography is accurate for diagnosing rotator cuff tears in adults

Williamson, Owen D.
April 2011
ACP Journal Club;4/17/2011, Vol. 154 Issue 4, p10
Academic Journal
The article reports on a study which noted the accuracy of diagnostic ultrasonography in adults with suspected subacromial disorders. The study was conducted by researcher R.P. Ottenheijm and colleagues, and was published in a 2010 issue of the "Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation." The study revealed that ultrasonography has high sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing full-thickness rotator cuff tears.


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