Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009 , Vol 55 , Num 3
Bilateral Total Supraspinatus Tendon Tears After Electroconvulsive Therapy: Case Report
Özcan Hız 1 ,Gülşah Karaaslan 2 ,Volkan Şah 2 ,Levent Yazmalar 3 ,İbrahim Tekeoğlu 4
1 Yuzuncu Yil Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Van, Türkiye
2 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Va
3 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
4 Department of Pysical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Division of Rheumatology, Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a method used in the treatment of major depression, catatonia and in diseases, such as mania, non-responding to medication. Although ECT is known as a safe method, complications like dorsal vertebra fractures, wrist fractures, central acetabular fracture-dislocation, shoulder and temporomandibular joint dislocations and muscle or ligament lacerations have been reported. In this paper a rare side effect of ECT causing bilateral total supraspinatus tendon tears in a case with major depression is presented. 

Keywords : Electroconvulsive therapy, complication, total supraspinatus tendon tears