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Clin Should Elbow. 2018 Jun;21(2):101-104. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.5397/cise.2018.21.2.101
Yoo JH , Rhee SM , Shim HY , Lee JS .
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Goodmorning Orthopaedic Hospital, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Cleansu Hospital, Korea.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. boneman@hanmail.net
Abstract

Since shoulder have a higher proportion of muscle which would have low electrical resistance, there could be more electrical damage to the rotator cuff muscles. We present a patient with acute rotator cuff tear by sudden uncontrolled jerking contractions caused by an electrical shock. A case of 42-year-old man with acute rotator cuff tear due to electrical injury to the shoulder was presented. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a full thickness tear and an undulating appearance of the peripheral end of the torn supraspinatus and infraspinatus muscle, suggesting an acute complete rupture. By arthroscopic surgery, the torn rotator cuff tendons were repaired with a suture bridge technique. At the final follow-up, the patient had a full, pain-free range of motion and had fully recovered shoulder muscle power.

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