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Table 1 Types of rotator cuff tear depending on the violated surface

From: The effectiveness of combined CT arthrography and sub-acromial bursography as a novel modified technique in characterization of rotator cuff tears

Tear type SS
n = 30
IF
n = 27
SSC
n = 16
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Bursal surface 3 (10%)* 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Articular surface 16 (53.3%)* 22 (73.3%) 12 (40%)
Full-thickness 12 (40%) 0 (0%) 4 (13.3%)
Interstitial extension from adjacent tendon tear (no violation of either bursal or articular surfaces) 0 (0%) 5 (16.6%) 0 (0%)
  1. *There was one patient had combined bursal and articular surface tears with no communications with each other (Fig. 6)