Michael E. Timins

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OBJECTIVE The ulnar collateral ligament bridges the ulnar aspect of the first metacarpal and the proximal phalanx and functions as a major stabilizer of the first metacarpophalangeal joint. Acute or chronic injury of this ligament is referred to as gamekeeper's thumb. The objectives of this study were to (1) determine the MR appearance of the ulnar(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to compare MR imaging with arthroscopy in evaluating triangular fibrocartilage (TFC) pathology. MATERIALS AND METHODS The results of 178 MR imaging examinations of the wrist were independently reviewed by two musculoskeletal radiologists who were unaware of the the clinical history, including any subsequent surgery.(More)
Twenty-six normal wrists in young adults were studied with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The following conclusions were drawn regarding normal anatomic features: (a) Multiple slips of the abductor pollicis longus tendon simulate longitudinal tears; (b) the extensor pollicis longus and extensor carpi ulnaris tendons normally demonstrate increased signal(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) and ultrasound (US) imaging are currently touted for assessment of rotator cuff disease. Optimum clinical imaging techniques include use of (a) a 1.5-T MR imaging unit with small planar coils, proton-density-weighted and T2-weighted fast spin-echo sequences, and 10-12-cm fields of view (yielding 400-470 x 500-625-microm in-plane(More)
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a complex anatomic and biomechanical structure. Injury to the TFCC is a recognized cause of ulnar wrist pain. The TFCC may be injured in its horizontal portion, in its peripheral portions, or at its attachments. In the Palmer classification, TFCC lesions are categorized as traumatic or degenerative. Traumatic(More)
The integrity of the ligamentous network of the wrist is critical, as disruption of this network may result in carpal instability and pain. The extrinsic (radiocarpal) and intrinsic (intercarpal) ligaments that maintain carpal stability can be evaluated with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The major extrinsic ligaments are the radioscaphocapitate,(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased signal intensity within the distal portion of the supraspinatus tendon during MR imaging is a frequent observation even in healthy subjects. This finding has been variously attributed to the presence of fat, muscle, connective tissue, abnormal vascularity, or degenerative changes. More recently, the effect of tendon orientation in the(More)
The diagnostic efficacy of (1) combined three-phase bone scintigraphy and In-111 labeled WBC scintigraphy (Bone/WBC), (2) MRI, and (3) conventional radiography in detecting osteomyelitis of the neuropathic foot was compared. Conventional radiography was comparable to MRI for detection of osteomyelitis. MRI best depicted the presence of osteomyelitis in the(More)