International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023

Role of Ultrasonography in the Evaluation of Stiff Shoulder

Dr. Sandhya L. Dhas | Dr. Varsha Rote | Dr. Asmita Deshmukh

Abstract: Introduction: Stiffness is one of the most common complaint of patients with shoulder pathology. Rotator cuff tendons in patients with stiff shoulder are evaluated sonographically and the results are tabulated. Study aimed at sonographic evaluation of rotator cuff tendons in patients with stiff shoulder. Material and Methods: This was a observational cross sectional descriptive study of 50 patients with shoulder stiffness undergoing ultrasonography of shoulder. All 50 patients with complains of shoulder pain and stiffness were examined by Ultrasonography with high frequency (3 - 14MHz) linear probe. Results: We found that USG is very effective initial line of investigation for evaluation of all patients with painful and stiff shoulder. Stiff shoulder is more common in adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff tears present with painful shoulder and restricted movements (Partial stiffness). Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Trauma and smoking history are commonly found risk factors. Incidence of rotator cuff pathologies increases with increasing age.

Keywords: Stiff Shoulder, Ultrasonography, Rotator cuff pathology, Adhesive capsulitis, Rotator cuff tear

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 4, April 2023,

Pages: 1225 - 1229

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