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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 […]

Arthroscopy

Basics Description Arthroscopy should be performed after a complete history and physical examination and after appropriate imaging studies have been obtained. Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis. Knee: Indications: Meniscal repair or debridement Meniscal cyst Treatment of osteochondral lesions ACL or PCL tear debridement or reconstruction Synovial biopsy or synovectomy Determination […]

Ankle Instability

Basics Description Recurrent ankle sprains occurring primarily from an inversion stress on a plantarflexed ankle, which lead to chronic ankle pain and instability Divided into 2 types: Functional instability: Pain causes ankle to be unstable. Feeling of ankle giving way Neuromuscular deficit True mechanical instability: Frank insufficiency of ligaments Physiologic ROM is exceeded. Positive […]