Association of suprascapular neuropathy with rotator cuff tendon tears and fatty degeneration.
When tendon pathology progresses from its initial stage of tendinopathy to a final full thickness tear with retraction, there is also a gradual increase in fatty degeneration. The incidence of SSN was higher in cases presenting more severe tendon pathology – this was especially the case for the infraspinatus muscle. Nevertheless, no significant association was present between SSN and fatty degeneration > From Shi et al., J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013 (Epub ahead of print). All rights reserved to the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Board of Trustees.