CT and MR evaluation of the labral capsular ligamentous complex of the shoulder
Department of Radiology; Department of Orthopedics
Humans; Joint Instability; Ligaments, Articular; *Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Shoulder Joint; *Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Stability of the glenohumeral articulation is dependent on the integrity of the rotator cuff, labrum, glenohumeral ligaments, capsular elements, and bony glenoid. The importance of the soft-tissue elements in maintaining stability has been well documented in the surgical literature but has only recently been introduced into the radiologic literature. The purpose of this essay is to illustrate the normal labrum, capsular complex, and glenohumeral ligaments, including common congenital variations as depicted by CT arthrography and MR imaging, and to describe the pathologic findings leading to shoulder instability.
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Citation: AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1992 Mar;158(3):591-7.
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AJR. American journal of roentgenology
Coumas, James M.; Waite, Richard J.; Goss, Thomas P.; Ferrari, Dudley A.; Kanzaria, Paulomi K.; and Pappas, Arthur M., "CT and MR evaluation of the labral capsular ligamentous complex of the shoulder" (1992). Open Access Articles. 62.