The effect of glenoid cavity depth on rotator cuff tendinitis
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CitationMalkoç, M., Korkmaz, Ö., Örmeci, T., Sever, C., Kara, A. ve Mahiroğulları, M. (2016). The effect of glenoid cavity depth on rotator cuff tendinitis. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 136(3), 321-324. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00402-015-2397-1
Introduction: Some of the most important causes of shoulder pain are inflammation and degenerative changes in the rotator cuff (RC). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive and safe imaging modality. MRI can be used for the evaluation of cuff tendinopathy. In this study, we evaluated the relationship between glenoid cavity depth and cuff tendinopathy and we investigated glenoid cavity depth on the pathogenesis of cuff tendinopathy. Materials and methods: We retrospectively evaluated 215 patients who underwent MRI. Of these, 60 patients showed cuff tendinopathy (group A) and 54 patients showed no pathology (group B). Glenoid cavity depth was calculated in the coronal and transverse planes. Results: The mean axial depth was 1.7 ± 0.9 and the mean coronal depth 3.8 ± 0.9, for group A. The mean axial depth was 3.5 ± 0.7 and the mean coronal depth 1.5 ± 0.8, for group B. There were significant differences in the axial and coronal depths between the two groups. Conclusion: High coronal and low axial depth of the glenoid cavity can be used to diagnose RC tendinitis.