MR imaging of the shoulder after surgery

Radiol Clin North Am. 2006 Jul;44(4):537-51, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2006.04.003.


This review article describes postoperative MR findings relating to surgery in shoulder impingement syndrome, including rotator cuff lesions, shoulder instability, and arthroplasty. Potentially misleading postoperative findings are emphasized. Because standard MR imaging may not always be the method of choice for post operative imaging, alternative imaging techniques have been included (MR arthrography, CT arthrography, and sonography).

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroplasty
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Rotator Cuff / surgery
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome / surgery*
  • Shoulder Joint / anatomy & histology*