Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2017; 21(04): 359-375
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1604009
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Musculotendinous Disorders in the Upper Extremity: Part 1. MRI of the Shoulder and Upper Arm

Russell C. Fritz
National Orthopedic Imaging Associates, Greenbrae, California
Robert D. Boutin
Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California
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Publication Date:
03 August 2017 (online)


Muscle and tendon injuries about the shoulder and upper arm are commonly evaluated and characterized with magnetic resonance imaging. This article reviews our experience with abnormalities of the rotator cuff tendons and muscles as well as the deltoid muscle in the shoulder. We discuss and illustrate abnormalities of the upper arm such as strain injuries of the pectoralis major, strain injuries of the teres major and latissimus dorsi, and contusion and crush injuries of the biceps and brachialis muscles in the upper arm.