Identification of acetabular labral pathological changes in asymptomatic volunteers using optimized, noncontrast 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Schmitz2012IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of acetabular labral pathological changes in asymptomatic volunteers using optimized, noncontrast 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Matthew R. Schmitz and Scot Edward Campbell and Ryan S Fajardo and Warren R Kadrmas},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={1337-41}
}
BACKGROUND Acetabular labral tears as a source of potential hip pain have received a great deal of attention in recent literature. The gold standard for identifying acetabular labral tears is hip arthroscopy, but recent advances in optimized, noncontrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have proven effectiveness in identifying intra-articular hip pathological changes without the invasive nature of hip arthroscopy or gadolinium-enhanced arthrography. There are little data in the literature on… CONTINUE READING