Document Detail

Postoperative MR imaging of the foot and ankle: tendon repair, ligament repair, and Morton's neuroma resection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20539960     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This review article describes the postoperative magnetic resonance (MR) findings relating to surgery after tendon repair, ligament repair, and Morton's neuroma resection. The normal postoperative tendon is commonly thickened, showing signal changes that are most pronounced 3 to 6 months after surgery. Two years after tendon suture, the signal intensity should be low on T2-weighted images. The focus of the postoperative MR imaging after ankle repair is to detect the normal condition after the various surgical procedures (e.g., Broström, Watson-Jones, Evans, or Chrisman-Snook). The repaired ligament has to be visible, low signal intense on T2-weighted MR images, and the shape should be homogeneous. A high rate (26%) of so-called Morton's neuroma recurrences is seen in asymptomatic individuals after Morton's neuroma resection. Postoperatively, intermetatarsal bursitis MR abnormalities are more commonly encountered in symptomatic intermetatarsal spaces than in asymptomatic intermetatarsal spaces.
Marco Zanetti; Nadja Saupe; Norman Espinosa
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2010-06-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1098-898X     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Musculoskelet Radiol     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-11     Completed Date:  2010-10-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9717520     Medline TA:  Semin Musculoskelet Radiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  357-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Thieme Medical Publishers.
Radiology Department, University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Achilles Tendon / pathology,  surgery
Ankle / pathology,  surgery
Fasciitis, Plantar / pathology,  surgery
Foot / pathology,  surgery
Foot Diseases / pathology*,  surgery
Ligaments / pathology*,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
Neuroma / pathology*,  surgery
Peripheral Nervous System Neoplasms / pathology*,  surgery
Postoperative Period
Tendons / pathology*,  surgery

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Imaging of Neuropathies about the Ankle and Foot.
Next Document:  Neuro-osteoarthropathy of the Foot-Radiologist: Friend or Foe?