What is the role of ultrasound and arthrography in the workup of bicipital tendonitis?

Updated: Nov 21, 2018
  • Author: Britt A Durham, MD; Chief Editor: Sherwin SW Ho, MD  more...
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Ultrasound and arthrography

  • Some authors have described the use of ultrasound and arthrography to identify tendon lesions. [20, 21]

  • Although ultrasound has the most variable results because it is operator dependent, newer technologies have resulted in improved visualization of the calcific deposits, edema, and tendon displacement that are often associated with bicipital tendinitis. [22]


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