Magnetic resonance imaging classification of haemodialysis-related amyloidosis of the shoulder: risk factors and arthroscopic treatment

Akira Ando, Yoshihiro Hagiwara, Takuya Sekiguchi, Masashi Koide, Kenji Kanazawa, Takashi Watanabe, Eiji Itoi

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Abstract

Purpose: This study proposed new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of haemodialysis shoulders (HDS) focusing on the changes of the rotator cuff, and rotator interval and risk factors for the development of HDS were examined. Methods: Eighty-five shoulders in 72 patients with a chief complaint of shoulder pain during haemodialysis and at least 10 years of haemodialysis were included. They were classified into 5 groups based on the thickness of the rotator cuff and conditions of rotator interval. Clinical and radiological findings in each grade were examined, and risk factors for the development of HDS were evaluated. Arthroscopic surgeries were performed on 22 shoulders in 20 patients, and arthroscopic findings were also evaluated. Results: Positive correlations for the development of HDS were observed in duration of haemodialysis, positive hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, and previous haemodialysis-related orthopaedic surgery (P < 0.001, respectively). Strong correlations were observed between positive HCV and the progression of HDS (odds ratio 24.8, 95 % confidence interval 5.7–107.6). Arthroscopically, progression of the surrounding soft tissue degeneration was observed, and operative times were lengthened depending on the progression of MRI grading. Conclusion: A new MRI classification of HDS which may be helpful when considering arthroscopic surgeries has been proposed. Positive HCV infection was strongly associated with the progression of HDS on MRI. Conditions of the rotator interval and the rotator cuff based on the MRI classification should be examined when treating HDS patients. Level of evidence: III.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2217-2224
Number of pages8
JournalKnee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
Volume25
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 1

Keywords

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Classification
  • Haemodialysis shoulder
  • Hepatitis C virus
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Risk factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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