Étienne Cardinal

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PURPOSE To evaluate clinical response to treatment of calcified tendinitis of the shoulder by using a modified percutaneous ultrasonography (US)-guided fine-needle technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty shoulders of 30 consecutive patients (23 women, seven men; mean age, 47.4 years) with chronic shoulder pain (average duration, 43.1 months) refractory to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the sonographic findings of plantar fasciitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Both feet of 15 patients who had a clinical diagnosis of plantar fasciitis were evaluated with ultrasound (US) by using a 7.0-MHz linear-array transducer. Heel pain was unilateral in 11 patients and bilateral in four. Sagittal sonograms were obtained, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this article is to describe a simplified fluoroscopically guided technique of shoulder joint injection that uses the rotator cuff interval. CONCLUSION Shoulder arthrography using an anterior approach through the rotator cuff interval is an effective, rapid, and easy-to-perform injection technique. In most patients, this(More)
One of the most important prognostic factors in patients with musculoskeletal infections is the delay in establishing therapy. Early diagnosis of septic arthritis requires analysis of joint fluid. Ultrasonography (US) is a rapid, portable, sensitive technique for confirming the presence of joint effusions. The study can be easily repeated for follow-up of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine the sonographic findings of snapping hip and to correlate the findings with the presence or absence of pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients with snapping hip were examined with sonography. Conventional and dynamic sonographic examinations of both hips were performed using a 5.0- or 7.0-MHz transducer.(More)
PURPOSE To report the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings in seven patients with posterior ankle impingement (PAI) syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seven patients-three ballet dancers, one badminton player, one soccer player, one hockey player, and one construction worker-who presented with posterior ankle pain were assessed with MR imaging. Their(More)
PURPOSE To determine the value of ultrasound (US) in the diagnosis of snapping iliopsoas tendon. MATERIALS AND METHODS In three patients, dynamic US of the hip was performed as the flexed, abducted, and externally rotated hip was extended. The contralateral hip was also evaluated. Hip arthrography was performed in all three patients, magnetic resonance(More)
PURPOSE To determine the ultrasonographic (US) findings of normal and acutely torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) of the knee and evaluate the usefulness of US in the injured PCL. MATERIALS AND METHODS US images were obtained in 30 knees in 15 asymptomatic volunteers as a control group and in 35 patients clinically suspected of having an acute PCL(More)
We report on the MRI findings in the vertebrae and surrounding soft tissues in two patients with the SAPHO syndrome (Synovitis, Acne, Pustulosis, Hyperostosis, Osteitis). The MRI findings include abnormal bone marrow signal, either focal or diffuse, of the vertebral bodies and posterior elements; hyperintense paravertebral soft tissue swelling and abnormal(More)
Wrist arthroscopy has become an indispensable tool for the surgeon treating internal derangement of the wrist. The role of arthroscopy in both the diagnosis and treatment of intrinsic ligaments and triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) pathology is well established. Arthroscopy remains a surgical procedure with potential complications, and it does not(More)