Mri scan of rotator cuff injury

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1069644 tn?1276932463 I would suggest you to properly diagnose any further shoulder damage and properly diagnose your rotator cuff injuries. I would suggest you to go for an MRI scan and follow up with an orthopedician. If required take a second opinion. Take care!
Avatar n tn ) Spine doc is concerned that one level is not fused and may want to get a CAT scan. Shoulder MRI shows a full thickness rotator cuff tear of the right shoulder. My concerns/questions are: I cannot have any more surgery this year (out of work 3 months with the clavicle/ACDF) and do not want to risk my job (I am a 61 yr old female CRNA) Would PT reduce the pain in the arm enough to keep on working? Should we be sure the cervical fusion is complete before contemplating a shoulder repair?
Avatar n tn I had the same weakness in external rotation of my right arm following open rotator cuff repair (Oct 99). Initially they thought I wasn't trying enough during rehab I think, but after atrophy of the muscles was evident I was sent for EMG testing which confirmed that the nerve was not being stimulated. They thought this was due to brachial neuritis of unknown origin, but didn't think it was related to surgery.
900662 tn?1469393905 Sorry for all the medical problems that you've been having. My partner had rotator cuff surgery last year - they said she had a tear the size of about quarter and some other stuff. They did a nerve block before the surgery, which was on a Thurs and she was back to work by Tues. She never took any pain killers. She did PT I think for 6 wks or so. We were talking to a friend of ours on Sat. Her best friend that she's always telling us about fell 3 stairs a couple of weeks ago.
Avatar f tn I had an arthrogram and an MRI of my left shoulder and was told I have tendon impingement in the left rotator cuff. I have alot of muscle pain in the neck and shoulder and some numbness in the shoulder. I also have two herniated cervical disks due to the same incident. My questions: What causes the impingement? Does it go away? Is it possible this is related to my disk problems? Once the cortisone wears off, will the inflammation return?
Avatar n tn As you know the rotator cuff is composed of four different muscles and a good physical exam looking at the function of these muscles can help with the diagnosis. An MRI scan on the shoulder is a nonivassive way of also looking at the rotator cuff. It is possible that if his shoulder is strained or injured that he could have trapezius pain that could produce what we term muscle tension headaches.
Avatar f tn after several months of the pain and mobility getting worse and worse i saw an orthopaedic surgeon who ordered an mri scan. the report was in a foreign language( i live abroad) so i have to get the report translated as i didn't understand the surgeons explanation. the translator say the report says that the SSP tendon that forms the rotator cuff is thicker than normal and appears heterogenic hypercoic. ( what does that mean exactly?
Avatar f tn My brother was seeing a Family Practice Doctor for several weeks for what he thought was a torn rotator cuff. After the MRI was performed, he has been referred to specialists for further investigation, possible lung cancer. His PET Scan showed several hot spots. Following are the results from the initial MRI. Need help interpreting the following MRI results: Multiplanar imaging of the right shoulder was performed utilizing T1 and T2 weighted sequences.
Avatar f tn According to my orthopedic surgeon, I agree with the timing of the procedure, although, of course, it may take a shorter or longer amount of time depending on how difficult it is for them to do the injection and how well the images are coming out during the scans. My doctor did not mention any restrictions/limitations for me following the procedure, and neither did the MRI center when they called me to set up the appointment.
Avatar n tn The elbow seemed to do very well up untill the surgery for the rotator cuff In Dec. of 06 I was tipping a fryer basket and felt a large pop in elbow the pain was terrible all the way to shoulder.
Avatar n tn I finally had an MRI done and the Orthopedic Specialist says that the flu shot caused inflammation of one of the tendons in my rotator cuff which then led to shoulder impingment syndrome b/c the tendon is so inflammed from the shot. I got a cortizone injection today, which i really did not like the idea of since it was a SHOT in the same are, but i'm hoping it will lessen the pain and that i can use my arm like normal again with no pain.
Avatar n tn Hello jchimself well that's a terrible thing to happen dear. It looks like you have a Partial Rotator cuff injury due to the force of injury.That is why you are able to lift it half way. X-ray is must, but it will tell about the condition of the bone. To know about the muscle pathology, i would suggest you to do the MRI scan and then proceed to an Orthopaedician.
Avatar f tn Pain in the shoulder and arm can be due to bursitis, tendonitis, muscle pull, rotator cuff injury, loose bones/cartilage in joint, referred pain from chest or abdomen due to gas, gastritis, liver, gall bladder and spleen issues etc. It can be pinched nerve in lower cervical or upper thoracic area. If joint related causes are ruled out then other causes need to be looked into. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn It is diagnosed with the help of x-rays and MRI scans. So, see what the latest MRI scan shows. Do you have limited range of motion in all directions or in any one particular direction? The treatment of a frozen shoulder usually requires an aggressive combination of antiinflammatory medication, cortisone injection(s) into the shoulder, and physical therapy.
Avatar m tn If heart conditions have been ruled out completely by EKG, treadmill, ECH and stress test, then rotator cuff injury to shoulder, osteoarthritis of shoulder joint or rheumatoid arthritis should be looked into. Please consult an orthopedic specialist. Also please consult a cardiologist. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn You should at least get an xray of the shoulder, and a possible CT scan or MRI. If you did dislocate the shoulder at the time of your fall, you could have also injured the ligaments and tendons and that could be what is causing the pain and popping. You also could have a torn rotator cuff. If that is the case, depending on the size, location, etc., it may require a surgical repair.
Avatar n tn All my primary doctor could say is I have some disruption of the rotator cuff. I do have full range of motion with my arm and pretty good strength but it is starting to affect things I do everyday. Reaching for things, talking on my cell phone etc. I've done alot of rotator cuff excercises to try and keep my arm strong. The shoulder is what worries me the most but I dont know if the other symptoms are related. Any input would be appreciated.
186166 tn?1385262982 he thinks there is definitely something going on with the rotator cuff. i will update after my MRI...and i promise that i will actually listen next
Avatar m tn There are just so many injuries you could have sustained. You could have a tear of the rotator cuff. A rotator cuff injury is an injury to one or more of the four muscles in the shoulder. Your pain could also be from a labral tear or a disruption of the acromioclavicular joint referred to as an AC separation (not dislocation), it's possible your pain could be related to the bursae in your shoulder join, it could be a severe muscle stain though less likely with the grinding pain you describe....
Avatar n tn If there is an injury to your soft tissues, an X-ray will not show them up. An MRI will. Without actually seeing an MRI of your spine, I would think it would be difficult for any doctor to say ti will heal itself in 3 months. When disks in between your vertebrae bulge out, they can press on nerves. Also the spaces the nerves enter and exit the vertebra can narrow over time and compress the nerve. I would definately get the MRI done.
147426 tn?1317269232 I sustained a closed-head injury and a torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder. The head injury caused a severe and continuing headache. Because my headache had not gone away and I had also begun having significant balance trouble, I was scheduled for a brain MRI. When the radiologist examined the films he stopped counting lesions at about 30. His report described it as 30+ lesions. With that, I was immediately sent to a neurologist for further testing.
429155 tn?1205676864 I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
451975 tn?1372332199 In the absence of any significant findings in the CT scan and MRI, you may be having basilar or vestibular migraines.These type of migraines may be difficult to differentiate from a transient ischemic attack which is a cerebrovascular disorder. Basilar or vestibular migraines have been associated with vascular spasms at the base of the brain which may explain the reversible symptoms of slurring of speech, visual problems and weakness in the extremities.
Avatar m tn Dear septem, I don't think it's arthritis. Because you are too young to get an arthritis. It could had been a rotator cuff tear also.But you have specifically said that it doesn't pains while doing motion. Really difficult to diagnose. I would suggest you to get an X-Ray done followed by MRI/Bone scan as per the X-Ray report. You need to consult a good orthopaedician as he will be able to pin-point the correct problem. I can confirm you the diagnosis based on the investigation i have said.
Avatar f tn I was taking 60 mg per day and down to 20-25. I also have another problem though, I have a torn rotator cuff that causes alot of pain. I had to stop yoga b4 the surgery because my shoulders hurt. In the back of my mind, I wonder if my neck pain was due to the degenerated discs/osteoarthritis or is it because of the torn cuff. I have to put the surgery on hold for cufff until I heal from the fusion.
Avatar f tn I continued to see my chiro, the shoulder pain became alot worse this past summer so my chiro thought I had a rotator cuff injury, he continued to try and help but finally sent me to physical therapy. I have been going to pt for about a month and the pain got better one week and worse the next.
Avatar n tn It's not easy, but i would look into Pec Minor, Pec Major, Scalene (all 3, especially anterior and posterior), and rotator cuff (all 4 muscles) trigger points and tight muscles. Find ways to release the trigger points - try googling "Release " or "<Muscle Name" Trigger Points" etc etc. Also look into Upper Cross Syndrome. Rounded shoulders and a forward neck cause so many problems - it really helps to understand how to fix them.
Avatar m tn The only trigger I can think of is about 6 months before my gastritis I was taking a lot of Advil for a shoulder injury and was very very stressed out at the same time. My gastritis all of sudden came to me one day with burning in the stomach in Jan 14. Of course having chronic gastritis itself creates more stress.."Will I get stomach cancer?" It has gotten better but very slowly. It almost seems like it has to haunt me with weekly flare-ups.
Avatar m tn Wolf, why would you avoid CT scan and MRI? Is it because of the Canadian medical system or other reasons such as cost? Nobody can order these studies without a doctor's order; and either CT scan or MRI are necessary to correctly diagnose soft tissue injuries when an x-ray is negative. Just curious.
Avatar n tn Since the earlier accident I had trouble with my R shoulder and needed surgery on my rotator cuff. It was determined that my neck pain was coming from my shoulder. Was released, but last year started having more pain and spasms in my neck and pain in my R shoulder. Have arthritis in my shoulder. I sit in front of a computer all day and have neck pain while working and while sleeping at night. Had 3 months of PT. Had an mri that showed C5-6 is herniated.