MR of the post-operative shoulder – David Lisle
28 July @ 10:45 - 11:30
Shoulder surgery and post-operative rehabilitation are increasingly common in orthopaedic practice. A wide array of surgical techniques is available to deal with common and uncommon pathologies. Most of us working in imaging in Australia and New Zealand would be very familiar with appearances of shoulder conditions including degenerative and other arthropathies, rotator cuff disorders and instability.
This lecture will start with a brief review of imaging of various post-operative scenarios, including the use of appropriate terminology, and some areas of common confusion. This will be followed by an overview of MRI following various tendon repairs, including the rotator cuff, biceps tendon and pectoralis tendon. In particular, the heterogeneity of normal MRI appearances post rotator cuff repair will be emphasised. Finally, some newer or less common surgical methods such as superior capsular reconstruction and latissimus dorsi tendon transfer will be reviewed.