Archive for August 7th, 2009

Shoulder Muscle Atrophy

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Fudge has had a funny line on his shoulder for a few weeks.  It recently got much more noticeable.  On closer inspection, the top of his shoulder has very thin muscles, and no fat.  Below the line, it has thicker muscles and a shallow layer of fat.  The lower portion is 1/4″ thicker than above the line.  I’m not sure if it is continuing atrophy above, or regeneration of muscle below.  Comparing pictures from one or two months ago doesn’t help to sort it out, but does confirm that this is new.

Pattern of muscles on shoulder

Pattern of muscles on shoulder

Line shown in red.

Line shown in red.