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MRA May Not Be Quite So Accurate for Detecting LHBT Instability


Background: Lesions of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT) can cause significant pain and are difficult to detect on routine arthroscopy. Objective: To determine the accuracy of MR arthrography (MRA) in detecting instability of the LHBT in patients with rotator cuff tears. Design: Retrospective study. Methods: Patient records of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair between June 2014 and May 2015 were reviewed, and inclusion criteria were preoperative MRA and detailed surgical rep more...
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