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An interdisciplinary team should be involved in the diagnosis and management of severely injured patients. The adoption of criteria for starting treatment for multiple trauma avoids underestimation of seriousness of injury. These criteria are established by the circumstances of the accident, the patterns of trauma, and the vital findings. Basic diagnosis(More)
Osteochondritis (osteochondrosis) dissecans (OCD) is a common condition in children, adolescents, and young adults. Describing OCD together with osteochondral fractures and epiphyseal ossification disturbances and considering these three conditions as one entity has caused much confusion. Age distribution and localization combined with the radiologic and(More)
 Objective. To make a detailed evaluation of the clinical and radiological course of five children with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO). Emphasis was laid on the correlation between clinical data and radiological findings. Design and patients. Clinical data, histology (n=11), bone scintigraphy (n=17), and the plain radiographs (n=198) of(More)
PURPOSE To provide follow-up data on the use of self-expanding stents in hemodialysis fistulas to improve the technical success of balloon angioplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-two self-expanding vascular stents were placed in 65 patients (29 men and 36 women 25-79 years of age; mean, 57.6 years) with failing hemodialysis fistulas or shunts. RESULTS(More)
To assess, compare and correlate quantitative T2 and T2* relaxation time measurements of intervertebral discs (IVDs) in patients suffering from low back pain, with respect to the IVD degeneration as assessed by the morphological Pfirrmann Score. Special focus was on the spatial variation of T2 and T2* between the annulus fibrosus (AF) and the nucleus(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss terminology, radiological differential diagnoses and significance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-detected subchondral bone marrow lesions (BMLs) of the knee joint. METHODS An overview of the published literature is presented. In addition, the radiological appearance and differential diagnosis of subchondral signal alterations of(More)
The current dominant role of conventional radiography must be reassessed at increasingly shorter intervals in view of the continuing emergence of new imaging modalities that are available to diagnose peripheral musculoskeletal injuries. In comparison with conventional radiography, digital radiographic techniques offer advantages for optimization of image(More)
OBJECTIVE to analyse whether ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) improves the diagnostic accuracy to differentiate between benign and malignant superficial lymph node enlargement by using colour-coded duplex sonography (CCDS) and power Doppler (PD). METHODS 32 patients with suspected malignant superficial lymph node enlargement prospectively underwent(More)
In a collection of 101 anatomical preparations of the human pelvis, ossification of the sacrotuberous ligament was found in 8 cases. In 7 of these, the ossification showed a characteristic intraligamentous morphology, with a broad-based origin at the ischial tuberosity and tapering off craniomedially. The length varied between 1.1 and 7.2 cm. The surface of(More)
Fractures involving the articulating surfaces of bone are a common cause of chronic disability after joint injury. Acute fractures of the articular surface typically run parallel to the surface and are confined to the cartilage and/or the immediate subchondral cancellous bone. They should be distinguished from vertical or oblique bone fractures with(More)