Supraspinatus rupture at the musculotendinous junction in a young woman

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Abstract

The vast majority of rotator cuff tears occur within the tendon or as an avulsion from the greater tuberosity. Supraspinatus injury at the musculotendinous junction is a very uncommon event. We describe a case of supraspinatus rupture at the musculotendinous junction, with successful conservative treatment. It occurred in a 23-year-old woman, the youngest patient with this uncommon type of injury. To our knowledge, this is the first case of rupture of the supraspinatus muscle at the musculotendinous junction in a young woman and the second in a woman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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