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PURPOSE To evaluate the correlation between trochlear dysplasia and the notch index. METHODS Magnetic resonance images (MRI) of 95 knees in 54 male and 36 female patients aged 4 to 74 (mean, 28) years were reviewed by 2 musculoskeletal radiologists. Standard MRI sequences were used. Based on the Dejour classification of trochlear dysplasia, the knees were(More)
We report a case of submandibular duct fistula in which a sialogram was performed through the fistulous opening after attempt of sialography through the Wharton's duct had failed. To our knowledge, this technical modification in obtaining a sialogram has not been described previously in scientific literature. Blunt-tipped needles and polythene catheters are(More)
AIM To describe the appearances and determine the prevalence of the meniscofibular ligament (ligamentum fibulare-MFibL) on MRI of the knee. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Retrospective observational review of 160 knee MRI studies (152 patients) which was performed for a variety of clinical presentations over a period of 31 months. The images were assessed(More)
BACKGROUND Morton's neuroma is a common cause of metatarsalgia. This study evaluated the efficacy of ultrasound guided alcohol injection as a treatment for this condition. METHOD Data from 87 treatment courses were included in this study with a mean follow of 14.3 months. RESULTS Technical success was 100%. One patient developed symptoms consistent with(More)
Anterior (3 o’clock) acetabular labral tears (AALTs) have been reported to be associated with iliopsoas impingement (IPI). However, no study has examined the association between anatomical bony variables of the hip joint and AALTs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between AALTs, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and other bony(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of sonography in assessing side strain in athletes. CONCLUSION Sonography is a useful tool for imaging the lateral abdominal musculature in patients with side strain, which occurs as a result of tearing of the internal oblique muscle from the lower four ribs or costal cartilage. Sonographic(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the adequacy of our institution's ultrasound probe-disinfecting protocols, determine compliance with the guidelines, and then implement changes if needed. MATERIALS AND METHODS We first assessed the prevalence of bacterial contamination (and thus the potential for bacterial transmission) by swabbing all(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe an ultrasound-guided proximal percutaneous tenotomy technique of long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT). METHODS Three fresh cadavers with no prior shoulder surgery or LHBT tears were included in the study. A single experienced musculoskeletal radiologist completed six ultrasound-guided proximal percutaneous tenotomies of LHBT. A(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic groin pain is a common and debilitating condition in highly active athletes. Symptoms are often ascribed to the so-called Sportsman's Hernia, and these patients frequently undergo prolonged and often painful remedial physiotherapy, or, if the condition is refractory, surgery to repair the posterior inguinal wall. HYPOTHESIS We(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic Achilles tendinosis is a common musculoskeletal disorder often refractory to conservative management. Our study aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of the use of autologous skin-derived collagen-producing cells in the treatment of refractory Achilles tendinosis. METHODS We conducted a randomized, double-blind study on forty Achilles(More)