Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine (재활의학); Dept. of Radiology (영상의학)
대한재활의학회지, Vol.27(2) : 245-249, 2003
Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the
usefulness of ultrasonographic evaluation in the tendinitis.
Method: 52 tendinitis cases were evaluated by physical
examination, Cyriax selective tension technique, simple
X-ray and the high-resolution realtime ultrasonography. And
clinical diagnosis of tendinitis was confirmed when symptom
was relieved after the local lidocain injection to
suspected site of tendinitis. The ultasonographic results were
compared to clinical diagnosis and ultrasonographic findings
Results: The distribution of clinical tendinitis was as follows;
15 extensor carpi radialis tendinitis, 12 supraspinatus
tendinitis, 9 subscapular tendinitis and etc. Clinical diagnosis
was matched with ultrasonographic results in 38 cases out
of 52 (73.1%). The ultrasonographic findings of tendinitis
were as follows; 31 hypoechogenicity, 14 thickening, 13
hypervascularity, 12 irregular margin and etc.
Conclusion: The ultrasonography is useful in diagnosis of
tendinitis and can provide the exact lesion site of tendinitis.
Also it can be used for differential diagnosis of acute or