MRI allows non-invasive assessment of intervertebral disc degeneration with the added clinical benefit of using non-ionizing radiation. What has remained unclear is the relationship between assessed disc degeneration and lumbar spine kinematics. Kinematic outcomes of 54 multi-segment (L1-Sacrum) lumbar spine specimens were calculated to discover if such an… (More)
BACKGROUND Iliosacral screw fixation has become a common method for surgical stabilization of acute disruptions of the pelvic ring. Placement of iliosacral screws into the first sacral (S1) body is the preferred method of fixation, but size limitations and sacral dysmorphism may preclude S1 fixation. In these clinical situations, fixation into the second… (More)
A 35-year-old male athlete presented with acute pain plantar to the hallux metatarsophalangeal joint following jumping to catch a basketball.
Patellofemoral instability is related to anatomy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides anatomic detail, but spoiled gradient echo (SPGR) imaging during isometric quadriceps contraction provides objective functional data for diagnosing patellofemoral laxity. Knee MRI studies and medical charts of 398 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Two… (More)