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Quantification of patella position by ultrasound scanning and its criterion validity.
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PMID:  17169695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Altered position of the patella has been associated with patellofemoral joint pain. The main techniques used for assessment of position are either expensive or invasive; there are limited reports of the use of ultrasound (US) scanning to assess patella position. The aim of this study was to establish the validity of a measure of patella position using US scanning compared with those found using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI and US scans were taken of 20 subjects and analyzed using previously described methods. The correlation between patella position assessed by US scan and lateral patella displacement on MRI showed a good statistically significant correlation (r = 0.64, p = 0.003). The correlation between the patella position assessed by US scan and the equivalent measure on MRI showed an excellent statistically significant correlation (r = 0.78, p = 0.0001). The method described has shown US scanning to be a reliable measure of patella position, with strong criterion validity compared with MRI measures.
Lee Herrington; Islay McEwan; Jeanette Thom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in medicine & biology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0301-5629     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Med Biol     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-15     Completed Date:  2007-03-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410553     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Med Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1833-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Allerton Annexe, University of Salford, Manchester, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Malalignment / ultrasonography
Knee Joint
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods
Observer Variation
Patella / anatomy & histology,  ultrasonography*
Reproducibility of Results

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