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Figure 1: Shoulder MRI grading of rotator cuff pathology. Seven coronal oblique T2-weighted, fat-suppressed MR images frontal illustrate the grading scheme of rotator cuff pathology. Arrows show the supraspinatus tendon. (a) Grade 0: normal rotator cuff tendon; (b) grade 1: tendinosis; (c) grade 2: partial thickness tear; (d) grade 3: small full thickness tear (less than 1 cm); (e) grade 4: medium full thickness tear (between 1 to 3 cm); (f) grade 5: large full thickness tear (greater than 3 cm but less than 5 cm); (g) grade 6: massive rotator cuff tear (measuring greater than 5 cm and/or involving more than two tendons).