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Old 01-20-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
Greg Battaglia
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Default Shoulder MRI, left and right

Just got an MRI on both shoulders and got the results today. Luckily (I think), things don't seem too bad, but I'm not an expert on reading MRI results. I'm hoping someone here has experience interpreting this stuff so maybe you can help me out.

So here it is:

Left Shoulder


1. Finding suggest subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis.
2. Small ganglion cyst projecting posteriorly from the AC joint.

Rotator cuff: No significant abnormalities.

Labrum: No significant abnormalities.

AC joint: There is a cyst projecting posteriorly from the AC joint measuring 6 L meters. This is suggestive of a ganglion cyst.

Biceps tendon/T/Anchor: No significant abnormalities.

Bone: No significant abnormalities.

Other: There is a small amount of fluid within the subacromial/subdeltoid bursa likely indicative of bursitis.

Right Shoulder


1. Subacromial/subdeltoid bursitis.
2. Surpraspinatus tendinopathy.

Rotator cuff: There is mild fraying of the bursal side of the supraspinatus tendon and evidence of surpraspinatus tendinopathy without evidence of full thickness rotator cuff tear.

Labrum: No significant abnormalities.

AC Joint: There is a small amount of fluid within the AC joint.

Biceps tendon/T/Anchor: Intact.

Bone: No significant abnormalities.

Other: Fluid within the subacromial/subdeltoid bursa suggests bursitis.

So there it is. Not sure of the full extent of the damage done, but I'm guessing the only remedy for this one is lots of rest to let the tissue heal with maybe some flexibility work? Can anyone explain to me exactly what these results indicate. Am I screwed, not screwed, kinda screwed, etc.? The ganglion cyst seems a bit strange, and not sure what is meant by "fraying" (partial tear maybe?).

Hope someone can help. Thanks in advance.
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