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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Basics Description MRI is a noninvasive diagnostic technique that uses hydrogen atoms in the body to create an image. MRI has several advantages over other imaging techniques: Higher contrast resolution More sensitive than CT in detecting bone marrow/soft-tissue disease No exposure to irradiation Multiplanar imaging capability Diagnosis Indications: Evaluation of joints Detection of ligament […]

Kienbock Disease

Basics Description Kienbock disease is AVN of the lunate of the wrist with collapse of the bone and arthritis in the advanced stage. The classification system by Stahl, which was later modified by Lichtman et al., is based on the radiographic appearance of the lunate: Stage 1: Radiographically normal lunate or with small fracture […]