J Korean Radiol Soc.  1987 Apr;23(2):289-293. 10.3348/jkrs.1987.23.2.289.

Shoulder distention arthrography as a treatment modality

Abstract

18 patients with painful stiff shoulder joint were underwent shoulder distention arthrography as a treatmentmodality, followed by physical therapy. Range of motion of shoulder joint was evaluated at 1 weeks afterarthrography. The results were as follows: 1. Arthrographic findings were descreased volume of joint cavity,obliteration of axillary recess, small subscapularis bursa, serrated capsular margin and non-filling of bicepstendon sheath. In 3 cases, rotator cuff tear was found. 2. Range of motion of shoulder joint was improved afterdistention arthrography. 3. in 3 patients have rotator cuff tear, range of motion was not improved.


MeSH Terms

Arthrography*
Humans
Joints
Range of Motion, Articular
Rotator Cuff
Shoulder Joint
Shoulder*
Tears
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