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Clinics in Shoulder and Elbow 2015;18(3):159-161.
DOI:    Published online September 30, 2015.
Arthroscopic Treatment of Isolated Teres Minor Tendon Tear: A Case Report
Se Won Lee, Sang Eun Park, Min Gyu Park, Jong Hun Ji
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Catholic University of Korea, Daejeon St. Mary's Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.
Received: 14 April 2015   • Revised: 16 May 2015   • Accepted: 4 July 2015
Arthroscopic repair of an isolated teres minor tendon tear without associated shoulder joint pathology has not been reported in the literature. We report on a case of isolated teres minor tendon tear after trauma. The patient complained of severe shoulder pain and progressive limited range of motion 4 months after the injury. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a full-thickness tear of the teres minor tendon at its musculotendinous junction and arthroscopic repair was performed. At 2 years follow-up, satisfactory clinical and radiological outcomes were observed with return to pre-injury level. Here, the authors report this case and provide a review of literature.
Key Words: Teres minor tear; Musculotendionus junction; Arthroscopic repair


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