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Journal of the Korean Shoulder and Elbow Society 2004;7(1):14-22.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5397/CiSE.2004.7.1.014    Published online June 30, 2004.
Simple Radiographic Analysis of Chronic Shoulder Pain in Patients 50 Years and Older
Chong Il Yoo, M.D., Hui Taek Kim, M.D., Il Soo Eun, M.D.*
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital Pusan, Korea Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pusan Medical Center,*
만성 견관절 동통을 가진 5 0세 이상 환자의 단순 방사선 사진 분석
류총일, 김휘택, 은일수
부산대학교 정형외과교실, 부산의료원 정형외과학교실*
Abstract
Purpose
To evaluate a usefulness of the simple radiograph in the patients with chronic shoulder pain 50 years and Material and method: 1152 patients with chronic shoulder pain and 100 asymptomatic individuals were involved in this study. All patients were 50 years and older. We excluded patients who had a history of fracture or dislocation. Radiographic interpretation was performed on a shoulder AP view, an axillary view and a supraspinatus outlet view. For statistical analysis, a chi-square test was performed. A p value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: Abnormal radiologic findings were identified in 369(32 %) out of 1152 patients with a shoulder pain: greater tuberosity sclerosis, acromial sclerosis, subacromial osteophytes are common abnormal radiologic findings. A rotator cuff tear or impingement syndrome was identified on a final diagnosis in 61(85.2%) out of the 76 patients with radiologic abnormalities in both greater tuberosity and acromion (p<0.05). Abnormal radiologic findings were identified in 18% of the asymptomatic individuals. Conclusion: Simple radiographic analysis is an important primary diagnostic tool in patients (50 years and old) with chronic shoulder pain.
Key Words: Chronic shoulder pain, Simple radiograph, 50 years and older


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