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Acromiohumeral distance in patients with rotator cuff tears and shoulder impingement

Authors:Amre Hamdi , Khalid Khashoggi , Tariq Qari, Turki Alfarhan, Hend Alrefaie
Int J Biol Med Res. 2016; 7(2): 5485-5487  |  PDF File

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to establish whether or not there is a relationship between acromiohumeral distance (AHD) and rotator cuff injury. Method: The study population consists of 50 patients (27 males, 23 females). AHD was measured using anteropsterior plain radiographs of the affected shoulder for each subject. It was compared with MRI findings of the same shoulder using the Chi-squared test. Results: From the Chi-squared test, it is found that Sig. = 0.370 which is < α/2=0.025. This means the naught hypothesis (there is no relationship between AHD and Rotator cuff injury) should be accepted with refusal of the alternative hypothesis (there is a relationship between AHD and rotator cuff injury). Conclusion: A correlation between AHD and rotator cuff injury was not found. It was slightly larger in males compared to females.