The value of radiographic markers in the diagnostic work-up of rotator cuff tears, an arthroscopic correlated study

ConclusionsThe combination of inferior cortical acromial sclerosis, lateral acromial spur, superior migration of the humeral head, and greater tubercle cysts has a high positive predictive value for the presence of full-thickness rotator cuff tears. In patients with a high suspicion for having a rotator cuff tear based on radiographic findings, MRI can be performed directly without the delay and costs caused by an additional ultrasound exam.
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 7 January 2019Source: Arthroscopy TechniquesAuthor(s): Lewis L. Shi, Andrew K. Sohn, Xiexiang Shao, Peng Wang, Xiaoming Xu, Fangwei Zou, Jianhua WangAbstractIntra-articular glenohumeral injection is an important technique used to diagnose and treat shoulder disorders. However, it is frequently performed as an image-guided technique with the use of fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance. The purpose of this Technical Note is to describe a transcoracoacromial ligament glenohumeral injection technique that uses anatomic surface landmarks to avoid the need for rad...
Source: Arthroscopy Techniques - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Early and comprehensive examination and management can help to reduce SHS risk and potentially decrease the ability of this debilitating condition to derail a dancer's career. PMID: 30508831 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Problems of Performing Artists - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Med Probl Perform Art Source Type: research
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of ultrasound-guided versus blind subacromial injections in patients who have clinical and radiographic sign of subacromial bursitis. Specifically, we evaluated: (1) function; (2) pain; and (3) activity level.
Source: Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS The findings presented by the authors provide a new perspective on the causes of chronic problems such as the "posterior heel pain" and tend to give preference to the active endoscopic approach in patients with persisting problems, not responding to conservative treatment, predisposed based on the radiological examination and with a positive finding on ultrasound or MRI scan. Key words:retrocalcaneal bursitis, endoscopic calcaneoplasty, arthroscopy. PMID: 30257781 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Orthopaedica - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech Source Type: research
Semin Musculoskelet Radiol 2018; 22: 464-480 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1667119Postoperative infections of the knee are uncommon but may occur with joint arthroplasties, fracture fixation, or after arthroscopic procedures. The ultimate diagnosis is made by joint aspiration or tissue sampling. Joint aspiration and tissue sampling can be performed under imaging guidance or intraoperatively. Imaging is an important adjunct to clinical and laboratory findings and should start with radiographs. Cross-sectional imaging including magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, computed tomography (CT), nuclear studies, and ultrasound (US) are frequent...
Source: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2018Source: Orthopaedics &Traumatology: Surgery &ResearchAuthor(s): Thomas ApardAbstractThe recent development of high-frequency ultrasonography transducers has provided better accuracy and improved the ability to image more superficial body structures. Ultrasonography is a widely available, inexpensive, comparative, and dynamic imaging technique that involves no radiation exposure and has no other adverse effects. Ultrasonography must always be combined with a medical history, physical examination, and radiographic assessment. What is ultrasound-assisted orthopaedic surger...
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Summary Literature on the various techniques for imaging injuries to the ankle syndesmosis to determine the most appropriate imaging modality for diagnosing syndesmosis ligament disruption and instability was reviewed using the following data sources: Pubmed, Google scholar, SportsDiscus, E‐journals and PLOSone. Search terms used were: syndesmosis paired with injury, imaging, radiology, X‐ray, stress X‐ray, arthrography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine scan, CT scan, MRI and arthroscopy. Articles were selected by reading abstracts and the full article if indicated. Further articles were derived from the references of th...
Source: Australasian Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Medical Imaging —Review Articles Source Type: research
One cannot overstate the importance of a thorough history and physical examination, supplemented with directed imaging, to help pinpoint the exact cause of the athlete’s elbow pain. Although plain radiographs should not be overlooked, advanced imaging plays a critical role in diagnosis and management of pathology in the thrower’s elbow, including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and stress ultrasound. By judiciously combining these elements, the clinician can appropriately manage these injuries in order to successfully return the athlete to their preinjury level of play.
Source: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2017 Source:Arthroscopy Techniques Author(s): Nicolás Fiz, Juan Carlos Pérez, Jorge Guadilla, Ane Garate, Pello Sánchez, Sabino Padilla, Diego Delgado, Mikel Sánchez This work describes a technique of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infiltration for the treatment of severe hip osteoarthritis (OA). Although the results achieved with intra-articular infiltrations of PRP are promising, they may be insufficient in the long-term for severe hip OA. The technique consists of a combined intra-articular and intraosseous infiltration of PRP to reach all joint tissues...
Source: Arthroscopy Techniques - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 3 April 2017 Source:Arthroscopy Techniques Author(s): Christopher L. Camp, Jay Smith, Shawn W. O'Driscoll Currently, a number of examination and imaging techniques exist for diagnosing posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow. Although the posterolateral rotatory drawer is the primary examination maneuver, other special tests include the lateral pivot-shift test, prone push-up test, chair push-up test, and tabletop push-up test. In addition, posterolateral rotatory instability can be evaluated using radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, dynamic fluoroscopy, or dynamic ultrasou...
Source: Arthroscopy Techniques - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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