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OBJECTIVE In literature the diagnostic value of MRI for detecting lesions of the carpal ligaments and the TFCC is judged controversially. The aim of the following study is to determine the diagnostic accuracy of direct MR arthrography for depicting and staging of intraarticular lesions of the wrist. MATERIAL AND METHODS One day before undergoing(More)
In addition to conventional C-arms which can be used for intraoperative imaging, C-arm image amplifiers with an option for three-dimensional imaging (ISO-C3D) are available to visualize reduction of fragments and positions of implants. In ten cadaver wrists intra-articular steps and intra-articular screw positions were simulated. Images obtained by(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the accuracy of three-dimensional k-t broad-use linear acquisition speed-up technique (k-t BLAST) accelerated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the assessment of left ventricular (LV) parameters compared to segmented multiple breath-hold cine imaging. METHODS A multislice cine (steady state free precession [SSFP]) sequence was(More)
BACKGROUND Wrist arthroscopy is routinely used for diagnosis of ligamentous lesions to the wrist. Although it is very sensitive and specific, it is also more invasive than other available diagnostic techniques. METHOD In a prospective trial, 125 patients (80 men, 45 women) 37 years old (+/- 12) with clinical evidence of wrist lesions were evaluated with(More)
The treatment of multiple traumas in children requires knowledge of common injury patterns, incidence, mortality, and the consequences and differences between these injuries in children and adult patients. However, epidemiological studies concerning pediatric multiple trauma are rare. To address this, data were collected and analyzed from 682 multiple(More)
Despite the important observations that have been made concerning biomechanics and function of the wrist joint in recent years, the surgeon is still confronted with a huge number of delayed posttraumatic disorders of this joint. In the past, total wrist fusion was the leading salvage procedure, whereas today several salvage procedures are available to solve(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives are to analyze the technical success rate as well as the short-term and long-term complications of totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) at the forearm. METHODS Retrospective analysis of 1,704 consecutively implanted TIVAPs was performed. Primary endpoints were defined as technical success rate, clinical outcome,(More)
BACKGROUND MRI plays a major role in follow-up of patients with malignant bone tumors. However, after limb salvage surgery, orthopaedic tumor endoprostheses might cause significant metal-induced susceptibility artifacts. PURPOSES To evaluate the benefit of view-angle tilting (VAT) and slice-encoding metal artifact correction (SEMAC) for MRI of large-sized(More)
This study reviews the results of 59 of 84 patients with severe Kienbock's disease who were treated with STT fusion. The average follow-up period was 4 (ranges: 2-8 years). The average arc of wrist extension and flexion was 67 degrees (60% of the contralateral side, 81% of pre-operative range) and that of ulnar and radial deviation was 31 degrees (52% of(More)
PURPOSE To assess the capability of the folate receptor (FR)-targeted ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) P1133 to provide FR-specific enhancement of breast cancers on magnetic resonance (MR) images. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. The FR-targeted contrast agent P1133 was(More)