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Imaging Studies for Adhesive Capsulitis

The evaluation of a patient with adhesive capsulitis is not complete without an appropriate series of plain radiographs. True glenohumeral anterior-posterior views, along with axillary, scapular outlet and acromioclavicular views are considered necessary to exclude other shoulder girdle conditions which result in pain and stiffness. These films may often reveal osteopenia, but should not show […]

Diagnosis of Cartilage Lesions

Much effort has been directed at the development of imaging techniques that effectively diagnose cartilage lesions in the shoulder. The thrust of the research has employed a variety of magnetic resonance imaging techniques to delineate not only the actual lesions, but also something about their physiology.

It is well established that cartilage functions as the […]

Diagnostic Imaging

It is essential that the initial evaluation of the painful shoulder include quality plain radiographs. The standard radiographs should include a true anterior-posterior view with the shoulder in the internal and neutral position, an axillary view, and the outlet (supraspinatus) view described by Neer and Poppen, which is used to evaluate and classify acromial morphology […]

Imaging

The minimum radiographic workup necessary for evaluation of an acute dislocation or suspected subluxation is a true anteroposterior (AP) view and an axillary lateral view. These images will allow accurate determination of the position of the humeral head relative to the glenoid.

A true AP radiograph is obtained by angling the x-ray beam 45 […]

Evaluation-Imaging

For any significant neck injury, radiography of the cervical spine should be performed, including AP, lateral, bilateral oblique, lateral flexion, and extension views. Imaging may be deferred in cases of recurrent burners in which symptoms resolve, but radiography should be considered for any athlete with first-time symptoms. Radiographs should be evaluated for loss of cervical […]

Diagnostic Principles

Acceptable results are most likely to be achieved by correct treatment based upon an accurate diagnosis; this requires a careful history and a thorough clinical examination. With the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the evaluation of tendon injuries has improved dramatically. This imaging technique not only gives a correct diagnosis, but also permits assessment […]

MRI of the Body (Knee, Back, Shoulder)

What is MRI of the Body?

MRI of the knee

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

MR imaging uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other […]

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 […]

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Grafts for Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Review

Abstract

In Europe and the United States, there is an increasing prevalence of the use of autologous blood products to facilitate healing in a variety of applications. Recently, we have learned more about specific growth factors, which play a crucial role in the healing process. With that knowledge there is abundant enthusiasm in the application […]

Back Pain

The most common site of back pain is the lower back or lumbar region. The lower back bears the weight of the upper body plus any weight that is carrying. It also twists and bends more than the upper back. The following factors can increase the risk for back problems:

1. Ageing. Discs begin gradual […]