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Nonrotator Cuff Tendon Tears
Alex W. H. Ng, MBChB, FRCR, FHKCR, FHKAM (Radiology); James F. Griffith, MD, MRCP, FRCR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Diagnostic Checklist

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Synonyms

            • Tendon rupture, tendon tear, tendon sprain, tendon strain
              • Tendon sprain and strain are clinical rather than imaging terms used to describe partial-thickness tendon tears
          • Definitions

            • Tendon tear = discontinuity either within tendon substance or at attachment
              • Partial-thickness tear: Some of tendon fibers are torn, but this does not involve full thickness of tendon
              • Full-thickness tear: Some of tendon fibers are torn, and this does involve full thickness of tendon
              • Complete tear: All of tendon fibers are torn
              • High-grade partial tear: Partial tendon tear involving > 50% of tendon fibers

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Ultrasonographic Findings

              • MR Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Dams OC et al: Imaging modalities in the diagnosis and monitoring of Achilles tendon ruptures: a systematic review. Injury. 48(11):2383-2399, 2017
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Diagnostic Checklist

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Synonyms

                                              • Tendon rupture, tendon tear, tendon sprain, tendon strain
                                                • Tendon sprain and strain are clinical rather than imaging terms used to describe partial-thickness tendon tears
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Tendon tear = discontinuity either within tendon substance or at attachment
                                                • Partial-thickness tear: Some of tendon fibers are torn, but this does not involve full thickness of tendon
                                                • Full-thickness tear: Some of tendon fibers are torn, and this does involve full thickness of tendon
                                                • Complete tear: All of tendon fibers are torn
                                                • High-grade partial tear: Partial tendon tear involving > 50% of tendon fibers

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                • MR Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Dams OC et al: Imaging modalities in the diagnosis and monitoring of Achilles tendon ruptures: a systematic review. Injury. 48(11):2383-2399, 2017