MRI Prior to Conservative Therapy Often Unnecessary for Atraumatic Shoulder Pain

Based on data from a prospective study, Scott D. Martin, MD, director of the Joint Preservation Service within the Department of Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues now call into question the use of MRI before a trial of conservative management in patients with atraumatic shoulder pain, minimal to no strength deficits and suspected cuff tendinopathy other than full-thickness tears. Their report appears in the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

To view the highlights of this study in Advances in Motion at Massachusetts General Hospital, Please CLICK HERE.

To view the original article in The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Please CLICK HERE.