SYMPTOMS: Patient presented with chronic shoulder pain following a motor vehicle accident.  He experienced instability and weakness. The physical examination confirmed instability as well as a unilateral weakness and limited range of motion when compared with the opposite/unaffected shoulder. A 3T MRI was ordered by his consulting orthopedic physician. High resolution images were obtained. Representative images of the study are presented below with pathology clearly labeled and annotated.


1. Mild insertional tendinosis of the deltoid.

2. Postoperative labral and capsular irregularities.

3. No acute abnormalities.

4. Buford complex and sublabral foramen.