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supraspinatus syndrome


Definition: pain on elevating arm and tenderness on deep pressure over the supraspinatus tendon; due to pressure of an injured or inflamed tendon or inflamed subacromial bursa coming into contact with the overlying acromial process when the arm is elevated over the shoulder level.

Synonym(s): impingement syndrome, painful arc syndrome

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