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Table 4 Definition of abnormal findings on MRI

From: Characteristic MRI findings of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints in elite wheelchair basketball players

Disease Definition of abnormal findings on MRI
Tear of tendon High signal intensity in the tendon on T2-weighted image or proton density weighted image
Osteophytes Bony humps around joints
Subchondral cyst Cyst formation just below the articular cartilage
Injury of fibrocartilage (e.g., triangular fibrocartilage complex injury) High signal area in fibrocartilage on some sequences with or without swelling
Injury of ligament High signal area in a ligament on some sequences with or without swelling
  1. MRI, magnetic resonance imaging