The subacromial space in normal shoulder radiographs

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Abstract

The subacromial space in standard anteroposterior radiographs of 175 normal shoulders was between 9 and 10 mm. The space was significantly greater in men, with a slight reduction with age. In middle age, a subacromial space less than 6 mm is pathological, possibly indicating supraspinatus tendon rupture.

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  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Orthopedics

Keywords

  • shoulder joint, tendon rupture
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-58
JournalActa Orthopaedica Scandinavica
Volume55
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes