Postoperative MR Imaging of the Rotator Cuff

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2022 Nov;30(4):617-627. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2022.02.004. Epub 2022 Sep 15.


MR imaging is crucial in the evaluation of symptomatic patients who have undergone rotator cuff surgery. Familiarity with anatomic rotator cuff repair and the other surgical options for irreparable cuff tears, expected normal postoperative findings, and potential complications is essential for better MR imaging interpretation.

Keywords: Acromioplasty; Complication; MR imaging; Postoperative; Repair; Rotator cuff; Shoulder.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthroscopy / methods
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries* / diagnostic imaging
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries* / surgery
  • Rotator Cuff* / diagnostic imaging
  • Rotator Cuff* / surgery
  • Treatment Outcome