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Thermography of frozen shoulder and rotator cuff tendinitis.
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PMID:  1458786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The role of thermography in the diagnosis of soft tissue lesions of the shoulder was evaluated by screening 28 patients with unilateral frozen shoulder and 86 patients with unilateral rotator cuff lesions. Index shoulders were then compared with the normal side. Differences in skin temperature distribution were found in 82% of subjects with frozen shoulder, nearly three-quarters of whom had reduced skin temperature. There was no consistent pattern of shoulder skin temperature found in rotator cuff tendinitis patients (49% normal, 28% reduced, 23% increased). Thermography can be helpful in the diagnosis of frozen shoulder but further studies are required to determine whether it is useful in other soft tissue shoulder lesions.
P C Vecchio; A O Adebajo; M D Chard; P P Thomas; B L Hazleman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-14     Completed Date:  1993-01-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rheumatology Research Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature
Middle Aged
Periarthritis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Rotator Cuff / pathology*
Shoulder Joint / pathology*
Tendinopathy / diagnosis*,  pathology

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