Focal articular cartilage lesions of the superior humeral head: MR imaging findings in seven patients.

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OBJECTIVE: We describe the MR imaging findings of focal articular cartilage lesions of the superior humeral head and the clinical features in seven patients. CONCLUSION: Focal articular cartilage lesions of the superior humeral head are rare lesions that may cause clinical symptoms and may be easily overlooked on MR imaging. These lesions occur in a particular location (along the superior surface of the posterior humeral head, medial to the expected location of a Hill-Sachs lesion), are caused by trauma, and do not seem to have a specific mechanism of injury. Because of improvements in MR imaging of cartilage, this area of the shoulder should be inspected for this lesion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carroll, KW; Helms, CA; Speer, KP

Published Date

  • February 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 176 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 393 - 397

PubMed ID

  • 11159080

Pubmed Central ID

  • 11159080

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0361-803X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2214/ajr.176.2.1760393

Conference Location

  • United States