Mark E. Schweitzer

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The infrapatellar fat pad of Hoffa is an intracapsular structure that is routinely visualized on magnetic resonance images of the knee. Because disease in this region is not uncommon, it is important to be familiar with the various pathologic entities that may occur here. Abnormalities that are intrinsic to this fat pad include Hoffa disease, intracapsular(More)
OBJECTIVE Adhesive capsulitis is a clinical syndrome of pain and severely decreased joint motion ("frozen shoulder") caused by thickening and contraction of the joint capsule and synovium. Although arthrographic criteria for the diagnosis have been described, to our knowledge, the MR characteristics have not been reported. Accordingly, we studied the MR(More)
The os trigonum syndrome refers to symptoms produced by pathology of the lateral tubercle of the posterior talar process. Pain can be caused by disruption of the cartilaginous synchondrosis between the os trigonum and the lateral talar tubercle as a result of repetitive microtrauma and chronic inflammation. Additional etiologies include trigonal process(More)
Diseases of the peroneal tendons and superior peroneal retinaculum (SPR) are frequently underdiagnosed causes of lateral ankle pain and instability. Common diseases include tenosynovitis, rupture, and dislocation of the peroneal tendons as well as injuries to the SPR. Many anatomic variants, such as a flat or convex retromalleolar fibular groove,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if a relationship exists between bone marrow edema-like signal and subchondral cysts on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). DESIGN Retrospective cohort of 32 patients with two sequential knee MRI. Patients with acute trauma, infection, neoplasm, or osteonecrosis were excluded. The degree of osteoarthritis was assessed using an(More)
Standard proton-density- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and MR arthrography were used to depict rotator cuff disease in 36 shoulders in 36 patients; the findings were compared with arthroscopic findings in every patient. In 19 rotator cuffs normal at arthroscopy, MR arthrography revealed no tear in 16 patients, a partial tear in one(More)
PURPOSE To assess the value of fat-suppressed contrast material-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS T1- and T2-weighted MR imaging was performed in 51 cases of suspected osteomyelitis. Nonenhanced and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted fat-suppressed MR images were also obtained. Three-phase bone(More)
PURPOSE To define magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings in patients with the iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) and to correlate these findings with anatomic features defined at magnetic resonance (MR) arthrography in cadavers. MATERIALS AND METHODS The anatomic relationship of the iliotibial tract (ITT) to the lateral recesses of the knee joint(More)
Direct magnetic resonance (MR) arthrography with injection of saline solution or diluted gadolinium can be useful for evaluating certain pathologic conditions in the joints. It is most helpful for outlining labral-ligamentous abnormalities in the shoulder and distinguishing partial-thickness from full-thickness tears in the rotator cuff, demonstrating(More)