On a MRI of the shoulder with a arthrogram, if you can't do the end part of the MRI where you lift your arm over your head(because of the pain being too bad), what may they not see on the report? A torn labrum? Also would that cause severe upper bicep pain?
That position, known as the ABER, position is necessary to view the labrum well. However, usually the radiologist will inject anesthesia along with the dye to make positioning of your arm less painful.
While labral problems will cause biceps pain. This does not occur after successful biceps tenotomy.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.