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Chirurgia 2009 April;22(2):93-9

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Ultrasound diagnosis in emergency of muscolotendineous spontaneous and traumatic ruptures in 4 cases: surgical strategies

Russo A.

ASL Roma G, Pronto Soccorso Chirurgico Ospedale “Leopoldo Parodi Delfino”, Colleferro, Roma, Italia


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The rupture of ligaments and tendons has either traumatic or spontaneous degenerative etiology. Degenerative tears can occur during physiological abduction of the limb, just it has been verified in woman affected by arthromyalgic chronic pain, due to arthrosis, or lifting light weight, like the other cases showed. Clinical suspect has been confirmed by ultrasound in emergency, validating surgical decision, that’s the only treatment for this kind of pathology (arthroscopic or wide open surgery).

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