MRI. Is the best study to evaluate for a subscapularis tendon tear. An mr arthrogram (injection of dye into the joint space) may add some information).
Got an MRI today and my report said the following "inflammatory process of the subscapularis tendon and supraspinatus tendon with intrasubstance injury. Subacromial bursa fluid in sub deltoid." What does this mean? Do I have a tear?
No. The report does not specifically state that there is a muscle tear.
Bursal fluid. Indicates bursitis. Tendon inflammation is tendinitis. Intrasubstance injury may be a tear within the interior of the tendon, but it would not be treated with surgery, and could also be due to the inflammation.