Tear of the Supraspinatus Muscle, Right Shoulder Injury with Surgical Repair - Medical Illustration, Human Anatomy Drawing
This stock medical exhibit shows a tear of the supraspinatus muscle and right shoulder injury with surgical repair in a series of illustrations. The first illustration shows the pre-operative condition, including a tear of the supraspinatus muscle and complete avulsion of the anterior capsule and subscapularis. The second illustration shows the first step in the rotator cuff repair, in which a vertical incision is made to expose the rotator cuff. The deltoid is retracted. The third illustration shows subacromial decompression. The fourth illustration shows the cleaning up of the edges of the supraspinatus and subscapularis, and the roughening of the bone. The fifth illustration shows the placement of Rock anchors to return the rotator cuff to the correct position.