Intraobserver and intermethod reliability for using two different computer programs in preoperative lower limb alignment analysis

Conclusion Computer assisted lower limb alignment analysis is reliable whether using graphics editing program or specialized planning software. However slight higher variability for angles away from the knee joint can be expected.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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AbstractLung ultrasound (US) cannot be considered a new diagnostic imaging technique anymore, with some articles dating back 50  years. The question that hovers over it recently is why it is still not widely accepted, like chest radiography. So, have we wasted a lot of time without using lung US, or are we wasting our time using lung US? The main goals of this article are to underline all the advantages, potentials and reas ons to use lung US in everyday clinical practice, but also to address the main concerns linked to this imaging tool. From the standpoint of an experienced pediatric radiologist from a tertiary heal...
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe cumulative probability of achieving normal pelvis radiographs increases linearly during the first five years following CR, then it tends to plateau. Age older than 24  months and Tönnis grade III and IV are associated with longer time to achieve normal radiographic parameters. Age older than 24 months, bilateral dislocation, pre-operative AI greater than 40°, and AVN are risk factors for reduced probability of achieving normal radiographic parameters in child ren with DDH treated by closed means.
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionComputer-assisted surgery (CAS) relying on registration of the anterior pelvic plane (APP) allows precise acetabular component placement. We determined the variability of cup placement in patients who underwent THA with and without the use of CAS that does not rely on the registration of APP.MethodsFifty-one patients who underwent staged-bilateral THAs, one without CAS (control), and a subsequent one with CAS (study group), were included. Acetabular inclination and anteversion were measured on standardized post-operative radiographs. Variance in cup position and Lewinnek ’s zone proportionality we...
Source: International Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
ConclusionThe local DRL proposed in this study for the adult with standard/medium size was lower than those proposed by other reports and seemed acceptable for panoramic radiography in Kashan, Iran.
Source: Oral Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo perform a radiographic assessment of osteoarthritis, progression after partial meniscectomy (PM) in degenerative medial meniscus posterior root tears (MMPRTs) in relation to preoperative mechanical axis (MA). The hypothesis is that neutral-aligned knees with degenerative MMPRTs have better radiographic outcomes than those of varus-aligned knees after arthroscopic PM.MethodsRecords of 114 patients with degenerative MMPRTs and Kellgren –Lawrence (KL) grade ≤ 2 osteoarthritis, who underwent PM, had preoperative weight-bearing hip-to-ankle radiographs from 2004 to 2014, and were followed-up fo...
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Authors: Akkemik O, Kazaz H, Tamsel S, Dündar N, Sahinalp S, Ellidokuz H Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of digital panoramic radiograph (DPR) for detection of carotid artery calcification (CAC) confirmed by Doppler Ultrasonography (DUSG) and to clarify the relationship between between CAC identified by DPR and cardiovascular events through a 5 year follow-up period. METHODS: Of 3600 consecutive patients examined, 158 patients presented with CAC as detected by DPR. The final study group was composed of 96 patients who had CAC confirmed by DUSG or CT angiogram. The control gro...
Source: Dentomaxillofacial Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Dentomaxillofac Radiol Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2020Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology, Volume 20Author(s): Adinun Apivatgaroon, Suthee Tharakulphan, Pinkawas Kongmalai, Bancha ChernchujitAbstractBackgroundA hooked acromion on an outlet view and a keeled acromion on Rockwood tilt radiographs are associated with rotator cuff tears. The identification of the acromial morphology may be helpful for acromioplasty planning with regarding the acromial types.MethodsDescriptive Laboratory Study. Three-dimensional computed tomography scans models of 108 shoulders in 91 patients with; (1) Normal shoul...
Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Rehabilitation and Technology - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news
ConclusionThis is the first study to compare PEMF and CMF bone growth stimulators in patients with degenerative pathologies who underwent thoracolumbar spinal fusions. Overall, the addition of these bone growth stimulators does not improve fusion outcomes, although CMF appears superior to PEMF.
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results confirmed the perpendicularity of the interlaminar line with the pedicle axis in the lumbar spine at all the levels. The interlaminar line is a useful guide for pedicle screw sagittal inclination. PMID: 32050312 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
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