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A partial articular-sided supraspinatus tear caused by the biceps tendon: a novel etiology of internal impingement
  • Alexander Rosinski,
  • James Chen,
  • Patrick McGahan
Alexander Rosinski
San Francisco Orthopaedic Residency Program
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James Chen
Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
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Patrick McGahan
Advanced Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
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Abstract

Our patient is a 19-year-old female who presented with left shoulder pain. Diagnostic arthroscopy revealed an articular-sided supraspinatus tear. When the shoulder was taken out of traction and placed in 90 degrees of abduction and external rotation, we visualized the biceps tendon directly impinging the undersurface of the supraspinatus tendon.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

29 Jan 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
29 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
29 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
03 Feb 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
10 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
01 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Accept