IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page 23
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2014, India [Click for Full details]  

Authors: Aniket Sonawane, Sanjay Patil, Amit Mahajan


Aims and Objectives:To study the occurrence of different types of shoulder pathologies  ultrasonographically and establish the efficiency of ultrasound in evaluation of shoulder  under the following headings :


  1. Evaluation of rotator cuff injuries.
  2. Evaluation of Subacromial pathologies.
  3. Evaluation of biceps tendon pathologies.

Material and Method: All patients with clinically suspected shoulder pathology were evaluated ultrasonographically and ultrasound findings were prospectively confirmed with MRI findings.


  1. Ultrasound is 95% effective in evaluation of rotator cuff injuries

2.  Ultrasound is almost 97% effective in evaluation of subacromial and biceps tendon              pathologies.

Conclusion: Ultrasound as a modality is equally effective for evaluation of shoulder pathologies imaging wise, particularly rotator cuff pathologies and more effective for evaluation of subacromial impingement being dynamic and much more cost effective when compared to MRI.

How to Cite this Abstract
Sonawane A, Patil S, Mahajan A. Ultrasound evaluation of shoulder pathologies. I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings.  I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings. April 2014;1(2):23.