|Title:||Elasticity of the coracohumeral ligament in patients with adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder||Authors:||CHUEH-HUNG WU
|Issue Date:||2016||Publisher:||Radiological Society of North America Inc.||Journal Volume:||278||Journal Issue:||2||Start page/Pages:||458-464||Source:||Radiology||Abstract:||
Purpose: To evaluate the elasticity of the coracohumeral ligament (CHL) in healthy individuals and patients with clinical findings suggestive of unilaterally involved adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder (ACS). Materials and Methods: The institutional review board approved this single-institution prospective study, which was performed between November 15, 2012, and July 8, 2014. Informed consent was obtained from all subjects. Measurement of CHL thickness was performed in the axial oblique plane under shoulder maximal external rotation. Shear-wave elastography (SWE) was used to evaluate elasticity of the CHL in healthy individuals (11 men, 19 women aged 22-62 years) and those with clinical findings suggestive of ACS (nine men, 11 women aged 41-70 years). SWE was performed in the shoulder-neutral position and under maximal external rotation. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test was performed to compare the thickness and elastic modulus of the CHL between bilateral shoulders. Results: In all subjects, the CHL elastic modulus was larger under maximal external rotation than in the neutral position (P <001 for all). For healthy subjects, there was no significant difference in the CHL elastic modulus between the dominant and nondominant shoulders. For patients presumed to have ACS, the CHL thickness was significantly greater in the symptomatic shoulder than in the unaffected shoulder (P <001). The CHL elastic modulus of the symptomatic shoulder (median, 234.8 kPa; interquartile range [IQR], 174.4-256.7 kPa) was significantly greater than that of the unaffected shoulder (median, 203.3 kPa; IQR, 144.1-242.7 kPa) in the shoulder-neutral position (P = .004) but not under maximal external rotation (P = .123). When bilateral shoulders were maintained at the same angle of external rotation, the CHL elastic modulus was greater in the symptomatic shoulder than in the unaffected shoulder (P = .005). Conclusion: In patients with clinical findings suggestive of ACS, SWE showed that the CHL is stiffer in the symptomatic shoulder than in the unaffected shoulder. ? RSNA, 2015.
|ISSN:||0033-8419||DOI:||10.1148/radiol.2015150888||SDG/Keyword:||adult; age distribution; aged; Article; biomechanics; clinical article; clinical feature; controlled study; coracohumeral ligament elasticity; coracohumeral ligament thickness; cross-sectional study; disease duration; elastography; female; human; humeroscapular periarthritis; image analysis; joint function; male; musculoskeletal system parameters; priority journal; prospective study; quantitative analysis; radiological parameters; range of motion; sex difference; shoulder pain; very elderly; bursitis; echography; elasticity; joint characteristics and functions; ligament; middle aged; pathophysiology; rotation; shoulder; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Bursitis; Cross-Sectional Studies; Elasticity; Female; Humans; Ligaments, Articular; Male; Middle Aged; Prospective Studies; Range of Motion, Articular; Rotation; Shoulder Joint
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