Diagnosis of plantar plate injury by magnetic resonance imaging with reference to intraoperative findings.

@article{Sung2012DiagnosisOP,
  title={Diagnosis of plantar plate injury by magnetic resonance imaging with reference to intraoperative findings.},
  author={Wenjay Sung and Lowell Scott Weil and Richard J Rolfes},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={570-4}
}
The objective of the present study was to assess the utility of magnetic resonance imaging in evaluating injury to the plantar plate and to determine whether conventional low-field magnetic resonance imaging is a valid tool for diagnostic evaluation. Magnetic resonance imaging scans of 45 feet in 41 patients (38 females and 3 males, with an average age of 52.1 years) were prospectively evaluated to assess the integrity of the plantar plate ligament and compared with a reference standard of… CONTINUE READING