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The Subacromial Space in Normal Shoulder Radiographs

The Subacromial Space in Normal Shoulder Radiographs

C J Petersson et al. Acta Orthop Scand.

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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