Article Abstract

Imaging of shoulder instability

Authors: Fernando Ruiz Santiago, Alberto Martínez Martínez, Pablo Tomás Muñoz, José Pozo Sánchez, Antonio Zarza Pérez

Abstract

This extended review tries to cover the imaging findings of the wide range of shoulder injuries secondary to shoulder joint instability. Usefulness of the different imaging methods is stressed, including radiography, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance. The main topics to be covered include traumatic, atraumatic and minor instability syndromes. Radiography may show bone abnormalities associated to instability, including developmental and post-traumatic changes. CT is the best technique depicting and quantifying skeletal changes. MR-arthrography is the main tool in diagnosing the shoulder instability injuries.

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