Diagnostic imaging plays an important role in the postoperative evaluation of the rotator cuff, as pain and disability may occur or persist after treatment. Postoperative imaging is therefore of paramount importance for clinicians before planning additional treatments. Multimodality imaging of the postoperative shoulder includes radiography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, MR arthrography, computed tomography (CT), CT arthrography, and ultrasound. Correct interpretation of imaging findings of the postoperative shoulder necessitates that the radiologist be familiar with the various treatment strategies, their possible complications and sources of failure, knowledge of normal and abnormal postoperative findings, and awareness of the advantages and weaknesses of the different imaging techniques. Imaging findings, however, should always be correlated with the clinical presentation because postoperative imaging abnormalities do not necessarily correlate with symptoms. This manuscript is a review of some of the most common treatment strategies for rotator cuff pathology, with a focus on expected postoperative imaging findings and postoperative complications.

What can be seen after rotator cuff repair: a brief review of diagnostic imaging findings

BARILE, ANTONIO;BRUNO, FEDERICO;MARIANI, SILVIA;ARRIGONI, FRANCESCO;SPLENDIANI, ALESSANDRA;DI CESARE, Ernesto;MASCIOCCHI, CARLO
2017

Abstract

Diagnostic imaging plays an important role in the postoperative evaluation of the rotator cuff, as pain and disability may occur or persist after treatment. Postoperative imaging is therefore of paramount importance for clinicians before planning additional treatments. Multimodality imaging of the postoperative shoulder includes radiography, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, MR arthrography, computed tomography (CT), CT arthrography, and ultrasound. Correct interpretation of imaging findings of the postoperative shoulder necessitates that the radiologist be familiar with the various treatment strategies, their possible complications and sources of failure, knowledge of normal and abnormal postoperative findings, and awareness of the advantages and weaknesses of the different imaging techniques. Imaging findings, however, should always be correlated with the clinical presentation because postoperative imaging abnormalities do not necessarily correlate with symptoms. This manuscript is a review of some of the most common treatment strategies for rotator cuff pathology, with a focus on expected postoperative imaging findings and postoperative complications.
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