Rotator Cuff Tear MRI

Causing an injury to the rotator cuff of the shoulder is a common occurrence for most people, especially athletes. A fair number of injuries are likely to occur in this area, the prominent being shoulder bursitis and tendinitis. Your doctor will need to find out the exact type of injury in order to prescribe the proper treatment for it. Your rotator cuff will likely be inflamed and this inflammation might hide possible underlying tears in the tendon tissue. That means an X-Ray won’t be able to give the right diagnosis.

For all these reasons, a rotator cuff tear MRI is used to get a clear picture of the actual injury. MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques. Rotator cuff tear MRIs allow doctors to be more precise in their diagnosis. Rotator cuff tear MRIs provide a clear picture of the injury, displaying both the bone and soft tissue groups. MRIs also show fluid and this is extremely useful in the case of fluid-related issues as well, such as an infection.

A rotator cuff tear MRI sees all those things that an X-Ray is not able to, such as injured tendons, bursitis, and bone spurs, small and large tears in the tendons and so on. X-Rays tend to not see beyond swelling and fluid retentions.
With the rotator cuff tear MRIs MRI results, a doctor can precisely determine whether to opt for surgery or not. Also, it is possible for the doctor to arrive at the type of surgery to perform in a specific case, based on the MRI results. It’s been proven during arthroscopic procedures that the results of the MRI matched 100% to the images thrown up by the arthroscopic cameras.

About Molly Scott

Hi, my name is Molly and I used to suffer from a rotator cuff injury due to excessive workout at the gym. I tried different training programs to heal my shoulder pain. I fail to stick to any of them, accept for one program - The Rotator Cuff Recovery Kit. If you truly suffer from shoulder or rotator cuff injury, I don't recommend you to skip this program. You can read more about it here

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