Acromiohumeral distance measurement in rotator cuff tendinopathy : is there a reliable, clinically applicable method? A systematic review
McCreesh, Karen M.
Crotty, James M.
Lewis, Jeremy S.
Narrowing of the subacromial space has been noted as a common feature of rotator cuff (RC) tendinopathy. It has been implicated in the development of symptoms and forms the basis for some surgical and rehabilitation approaches. Various radiological methods have been used to measure the subacromial space, which is represented by a two-dimensional measurement of acromiohumeral distance (AHD). A reliable method of measurement could be used to assess the impact of rehabilitation or surgical interventions for RC tendinopathy; however, there are no published reviews assessing the reliability of AHD measurement.