Ultrasound is as reliable as plain radiographs in the diagnosis of cam-type femoroacetabular impingement

@article{Lerch2016UltrasoundIA,
  title={Ultrasound is as reliable as plain radiographs in the diagnosis of cam-type femoroacetabular impingement},
  author={Solveig Lerch and Andreas Kasperczyk and Thomas A. Berndt and Oliver R{\"u}hmann},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={136},
  pages={1437-1443}
}
IntroductionIn the diagnosis of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), plain radiographs are accepted as the initial imaging method. However, there is no consensus regarding the optimal lateral view, and radiographs can underestimate the asphericity of the head–neck junction. Our research question was if ultrasound has at least the same reliability as X-ray and can be used as an alternative or additional method in the initial imaging of FAI.Materials and methodsForty patients with a median age of… CONTINUE READING
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