Milwaukee shoulder frequently affects older women, often with a history of trauma to the region.
Symptoms are usually comparatively mild, despite rapid and marked progression of radiographic features.
Plain radiograph :
- Radiographic findings are striking and almost resembles a neuropathic joint :
Destruction with intra-articular loose bodies,
subchondral sclerosis, soft tissue swelling and rotator cuff disruption.
Cases often demonstrate superior subluxation of the humeral head in relation to the glenoid fossa The superior subluxation can also result in a pseudoarthrosis with the distal clavicle and/or acromion
large shoulder joint effusion
complete rotator cuff tear
narrowing of the glenohumeral joint
thinning of cartilage
destruction of subchondral bone