Table 3

Distribution of tendon abnormalities by MRI-detected severity of abnormality

Most commonly injured tendon (n)Other tendons (n)Total
Complete tearCommon flexor at the elbow (2)Common extensor at the elbow (1), Achilles (1)4
Supraspinatus (9)Hamstring (4), patellar (3), peroneus brevis (2), adductor longus (1), subscapularis (1), pectoralis major (1), Achilles (1), common extensor (1) and flexor (1) at the elbow, flexor carpi ulnaris (1), teres minor (1)26
TendinosisSupraspinatus (8)Achilles (6), infraspinatus (6), patellar (6), hamstring (4), quadriceps (3), subscapularis (3), adductor longus (2), peroneus longus (1), rectus femoris (1), tibialis posterior (1), common extensor at the elbow (1), extensor carpi ulnaris (1), gluteus maximus/medius (1)44
Isolated hyperintensitySupraspinatus (14)Infraspinatus (4), quadriceps (2), patellar (2), extensor carpi radialis longus (2), hamstring (2), extensor carpi ulnaris (2), extensor carpi radialis brevis (1), common flexor (1) and extensor (1) at the elbow, subscapularis (1), Achilles (1), peroneus longus (1), gluteus maximus/medius (1), flexor carpi radialis (1), extensor digitorum (1)37
Isolated fluid around tendonTibialis posterior (4)Peroneus longus (3), flexor hallucis longus (3), flexor digitorum longus (2), vastus lateralis (2)14