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Alparslan, Leyla
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Winalski, C. S. & Alparslan, L. (2008). Imaging of articular cartilage injuries of the lower extremity. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 12(4), 283-301
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Imaging of articular cartilage injuries of the lower extremity
2008 (English)In: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, ISSN 1089-7860, E-ISSN 1098-898X, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 283-301Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Imaging has become an important clinical tool in the evaluation of articular cartilage, both in the clinical and research setting. This article reviews the mechanisms of articular cartilage injury in the lower extremities and their implications. Specific examples of acute and chronic repetitive injuries in the hip, knee, and ankle are used to demonstrate the characteristics of articular cartilage lesions on magnetic resonance imaging and multidetector computed tomographic arthrography. Loss of meniscal function in the knee and femoroacetabular impingement in the hip represent sources of repetitive cartilage injury that predispose the joint to osteoarthritis. Acute cartilage injury is exemplified by osteochondral lesions of the talus, which may result in post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Recognition of early cartilage damage and associated lesions may help determine the proper treatment for the patient to delay or prevent progression to osteoarthritis.

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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-105193 (URN)10.1055/s-0028-1100637 (DOI)19016393 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2009-06-02 Created: 2009-06-02 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Alparslan, L. & Chiodo, C. P. (2008). Lateral ankle instability: MR imaging of associated injuries and surgical treatment procedures. Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, 12(4), 346-58
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lateral ankle instability: MR imaging of associated injuries and surgical treatment procedures
2008 (English)In: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, ISSN 1089-7860, E-ISSN 1098-898X, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 346-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Chronic ankle instability has been defined as the development of recurrent ankle sprains and persistent symptoms after initial lateral ankle sprain. The diagnosis of ankle instability is usually established on the patient's history, physical examination, and radiographic assessment. Patients have signs of both functional and mechanical instability, and the repetitive, chronic nature of the injury may lead to intra-articular and periarticular pathologies. This article discusses the incidence, etiology, and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of these pathologies, reviews the surgical treatment procedures for lateral ankle instability, and presents the postoperative MR imaging findings.

Keywords
Lateral ankle instability, MRI
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Medical and Health Sciences
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urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-105191 (URN)10.1055/s-0028-1100641 (DOI)000261448200006 ()19016397 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2009-06-02 Created: 2009-06-02 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
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