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Magnetic resonance imaging of the elbow in athletes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20883896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Acute and chronic elbow pain is common, particularly in athletes. Although plain radiographs, ultrasound, and computed tomography all have a role to play in the investigation of elbow pain, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as the imaging modality of choice for diagnosis of soft tissue disease and osteochondral injury around the elbow. The high spatial resolution, excellent soft-tissue contrast, and multiplanar imaging capabilities of MRI make it ideal for evaluating the complex joint anatomy of the elbow. This article reviews imaging of common disease conditions occurring around the elbow in athletes, with an emphasis on MRI.
Authors:
Kathryn J Stevens; Eugene G McNally
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in sports medicine     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1556-228X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Sports Med     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2011-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8112473     Medline TA:  Clin Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  521-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, Room S-062A Grant Building, 300 Pasteur Drive, Stanford, CA 94305-5105, USA. kate.stevens@stanford.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Bone and Bones / injuries,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Cartilage / injuries,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Elbow Joint / injuries*,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Humans
Ligaments, Articular / injuries,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Radial Nerve / injuries,  radiography,  ultrasonography
Tendon Injuries / radiography,  ultrasonography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ulnar Nerve / injuries,  radiography,  ultrasonography

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