Our expert says:
Orthopaedic Specialist Forum
With the pain your husband is complaining of one possible diagnosis is certainly that of a torn tendon. Sonar can miss tendon tears, it depends on the expertise of the person doing the sonar ( in other words, sonar is very 'operator dependent')
MRI can give more information but is admittedly very expensive. What we do in certain cases of severe pain in the shoulder is to avoid the MRI and proceed to an arthroscopy to diagnose the problem and repair it under the same anesthetic
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