I was able to get a copy of my mri report. I am not able to see my doctor til next tuesday and i am very anxious to see what the hell is wrong wiht me. If anyone knows would you please help me out.
The main things that stick out to me are
a “tear of the posteroinferior glenoid labrum with small defect in the overlying articular cartilage”
posteroinferior is simply two words put together. Posterior, or in back, and inferior, below. So this is referring to the lower portion of the back of your shoulder joint.
The glenoid is the end of the scapula where the humerus meets it to form the shoulder joint. The glenoid labrum is the ring of fibrous cartilage that surrounds the glenoid and creates a deep pocket (glenohumeral cavity) for the head of the humerus to sit in.
The glenoid articular cartilage is the soft cushiony cartilage that covers the glenoid labrum.
The acromion process is the piece of bone that comes up off the top of the scapula and over the shoulder joint. It’s the bump on the top of your shoulder. There are three types, flat(type I), curved (type II), and beaked (type III). Yours is apparently type II. The higher the type, the more likely you are to experience impingement syndrome.
I hope that helps. But, just to rant a little bit, there’s this thing on teh interweb (that’s “the internet”) called google. It’s a magical tool that lets you type words in and it finds you information, pictures, videos, etc… about those words. I’m not a doctor or PT or anything, hell, my degree’s in computer science and I’ve never even taken anatomy. Yet, through the magic of google, I was able to find an answer to your question in a matter of minutes. Please people, search engines are our friends, use them.
BTW, as I said earlier, I’m not a doctor and have never even taken an anatomy class so if any of the above is wrong, I apologize, but you can’t hold me responsible. I was only answering to prove my point about the wonders of google.