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PURPOSE To determine the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging appearances of osteonecrosis of the tibial plateau and perform quantitative analysis of the extent of the necrotic area. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients (34 knees) with osteonecrosis were retrospectively evaluated using MR imaging and other modalities where available. A computerized(More)
AIM To describe the characteristic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of para-acetabular insufficiency fractures in patients with malignancy, and compare the MRI appearance of these fractures with that of metastatic bone disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS MRI examinations were reviewed in 16 patients with a known malignant tumour and severe hip pain(More)
Vertebral body compression fractures can cause chronic pain and may result in progressive kyphosis. Although vertebroplasty has been used to treat pain, it does not attempt to restore vertebral body height and eliminate spinal deformity. Percutaneous balloon kyphoplasty is a novel technique, which involves the introduction of inflatable bone tamps into the(More)
Although the presumptive diagnosis of skeletal muscle disease (myopathy) may be made on the basis of clinical-radiological correlation in many cases, muscle biopsy remains the cornerstone of diagnosis. Myopathy is suspected when patients complain that the involved muscle is painful and tender, when they experience difficulty performing tasks that require(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the tarsal sinus by using different imaging techniques and specialized planes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the tarsal sinus was performed in 10 cadavers. Conventional arthrography of the anterior and posterior subtalar joints was then performed. Tarsal sinus ligaments were evaluated further on initial and(More)
Pyogenic myositis (pyomyositis) represents a bacterial infection of muscle, usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus that is endemic in tropical regions. Pyomyositis commonly affects patients who are immunocompromised or who have underlying chronic disorders. Lower extremity localization of infection is typical. The most common pattern of disease, however,(More)
Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is widely used for measurement of bone mineral density (BMD). In routine clinical practice, a diversity of DXA scan findings that deviate from anticipated anatomical landmarks and require a sophisticated approach to patient positioning and scan analysis may be identified. Recognition of various artifacts and pathologic(More)