What is the ABER position?

What is the ABER position?

The ABER position relates to MR arthrography of the shoulder joint and is a mnemonic for ABduction and External Rotation.

What is the ABER view mri?

The ABER view is a glenohumeral view that is es- sentially axial to the scapula but coronal to the humerus. Therefore, the anterior struc- tures of the humerus (ie, long head of the biceps tendon) are rotated to the superior glenoid and the cuff is rotated posteri- orly, adjacent to the scapular spine (Figure 5).

What is Aber What is the usefulness of the Aber in shoulder MR arthrography?

ABduction and External Rotation (ABER) sequence in magnetic resonance (MR) arthrography of the shoulder is particularly important to better depict abnormal conditions of some glenohumeral joint structures and surrounding tissues by making imaging possible under a stress position relevant to pathologic conditions.

Is a slap tear the same as a labrum tear?

A SLAP tear is also referred to as a labral tear, or a tear or lesion to the labrum. This injury tends to develop over time due to repetitive movements. It can also result from acute trauma or age.

What does a labrum do?

The labrum is a thick tissue or type of cartilage that is attached to the rim of the socket and essentially forms a bumper that deepens the socket and helps keep the ball in place.

What position are you in for a shoulder MRI?

The MRI of the shoulder requires you to lie down on the scanning table, head first.

What does high signal mean on MRI?

High signal seen on these images indicates a pathological process such as infection, tumour, or areas of demyelination – as in this patient with multiple sclerosis.

What is a Bankart lesion in shoulder?

One of the most common labral injuries is known as a Bankart lesion. This condition occurs when the labrum pulls off the front of the socket. This occurs most often when the shoulder dislocates. If a Bankart tear doesn’t heal properly, it can cause future dislocations, instability, weakness and pain.

Can shoulder labrum cause nerve pain?

A suprascapular nerve injury may occur during a shoulder dislocation, fracture or labral tear. Shoulder specialist proudly serving the Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and NYC area, Dr. Jonathan Ticker is available to assist patients suffering from a nerve injury within the shoulder joint.

What is type 2 SLAP tear?

Type 2 is the comonest type of SLAP tear. The superior labrum is completely torn off the glenoid, due to an injury (often a shoulder dislocation). This type leaves a gap between the articular cartilage and the labral attachment to the bone.

Is the labrum part of the rotator cuff?

The labrum is the attachment site for the shoulder ligaments and supports the ball-and-socket joint as well as the rotator cuff tendons and muscles. It contributes to shoulder stability and, when torn, can lead to partial or complete shoulder dislocation.