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30.12.2022 | Scientific Article

Assessment of foot deformities in individuals with cerebral palsy using weight-bearing CT

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common childhood disability and is characterized by motor impairments, such as muscle weakness, muscle stiffness and spasticity [ 1 ]. In children with CP, more than 90% develop a foot deformity [ 2 ]. Equinovarus …

verfasst von:
R. H. H. Wellenberg, W. Schallig, P. Steenbergen, P. den Tex, J. G. G. Dobbe, G. J. Streekstra, M. M. E. H. Witbreuk, A. I. Buizer, M. Maas

23.12.2022 | Case Report

Assessing tophaceous spinal gout treatment response using dual-energy CT as a point-of-care imaging modality: case report

We describe a case of chronic tophaceous gout affecting the spine, hands, elbows, feet, and knees in a 67-year-old man with serum urate levels at 549 µmol/L whose response to treatment was successfully mapped using dual-energy computed tomography …

verfasst von:
Mohammadali Saffarzadeh, Syed M. A. Haydar, Kamran Shojania, Hugue Ouellette, Savvas Nicolaou, Nicolas Murray

23.12.2022 | Review Article

Muscle strength and osteoarthritis of the knee: a systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies

Lower-limb muscle weakness is common in individuals with knee osteoarthritis (OA) [ 1 ]. Muscle strengthening interventions are a cornerstone of clinical guideline recommendations to improve knee symptoms and functional disability [ 2 ]. However …

verfasst von:
Brooke E. Patterson, Michael A. Girdwood, Thomas J. West, Andrea M. Bruder, Britt Elin Øiestad, Carsten Juhl, Adam G. Culvenor

22.12.2022 | Scientific Article

Ultrasound appearance of regenerative peripheral nerve interface with clinical correlation

Approximately 185,000 amputations occur in the USA annually due to diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, trauma, and cancer [ 1 ]. Neuroma pain is a common complication following amputation, occurring in up to 46% of the lower limb and 26% of …

verfasst von:
Yoav Morag, Nishant Ganesh Kumar, Jennifer B. Hamill, Paul S. Cederna, Maria Masotti, Stephen W. P. Kemp, Theodore A. Kung

21.12.2022 | Review Article

Swinging injuries in competitive baseball players

Injuries are common in competitive baseball players and can occur in all facets of the game. The majority of the existing literature on injuries in baseball players has focused on injuries secondary to the overhead throw with very little attention …

verfasst von:
Steven P. Daniels, Harry G. Greditzer 4th, Douglas N. Mintz, Joshua S. Dines, Eric A. Bogner

21.12.2022 | Review Article

Update on recent developments in imaging of inflammation in osteoarthritis: a narrative review

Synovitis is an important component of the osteoarthritis (OA) disease process, particularly regarding the “inflammatory phenotype” of OA. Imaging plays an important role in the assessment of synovitis in OA with MRI and ultrasound being the most …

verfasst von:
Daichi Hayashi, Frank W. Roemer, Mohamed Jarraya, Ali Guermazi

20.12.2022 | Review Article

Crystal arthropathies and osteoarthritis—where is the link?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. As our understanding of OA progressively has moved from a purely mechanical “wear and tear” concept toward a complex multi-tissue condition in which inflammation plays a …

verfasst von:
Mohamed Jarraya, Frank Roemer, C. Kent Kwoh, Ali Guermazi

Open Access 20.12.2022 | Review Article

Osteoarthritis of the hip: is radiography still needed?

Diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis (OA) is based on clinical arguments, and medical imaging is obtained to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other possible sources of pain. Conventional radiographs are recommended as the first line imaging modality …

verfasst von:
Charbel Mourad, Bruno Vande Berg

19.12.2022 | Review Article

Venous thrombosis: a mimic of musculoskeletal injury on MR imaging

Clinical signs and symptoms of venous thrombosis and musculoskeletal pathologies frequently overlap. Sometimes, patients with venous thrombosis undergo MR examinations under an equivocal suspicion of muscle, tendon or articular injury. A low …

verfasst von:
Renata Vidal Leão, Eduarda Castelo Branco Araujo Bernal, Marcelo Bordalo Rodrigues, Denise Tokechi Amaral, Marcos Felippe de Paula Correa, Paulo Victor Partezani Helito

17.12.2022 | Case Report

Aggressive gluteal fibromatosis: a rare case associated with spontaneous superior gluteal artery pseudoaneurysm

Deep fibromatosis is a locally aggressive neoplasm commonly involving the extremities. Several authors have described imaging features and complications associated with deep fibromatosis. We present the case of a 33-year-old man who presented with …

verfasst von:
Hassan Alsayegh, Tariq Alzaid, Abdulrahman Khawaji, Meshaal Alshaalan, Maram Alothman

16.12.2022 | Test Yourself: Question

Test Yourself Question: A 31-year-old male presenting with a 1-year history of a non-tender lump over the thoracolumbar spine

verfasst von:
Susan Hesni, Daniel Lindsay, Philippa Tyler

15.12.2022 | Case Report

Acquired butterfly vertebra as a sequela of eosinophilic granuloma

Butterfly vertebras are an abnormal embryological formation of the spinal bodies that occur because of a lack of fusion of the chondrification centers of the vertebral bodies. Langerhans cell histiocytosis is an entity that frequently involves …

verfasst von:
Juliana Alarcón-Jaramillo, Isabella Moreno-Arango, Juan C. Márquez

15.12.2022 | Test Yourself: Answer

Test Yourself Answer to Question: A 31-year-old male presenting with a 1-year history of a non-tender lump over the thoracolumbar spine

Ultrasound (Fig. 1a, b) demonstrated a lobulated hypoechoic mass within the subcutaneous fat and modest intralesional vascularity. MRI (Fig. 2a–c) demonstrated a well-defined lobulated mass returning isointense signal on T1W images, high signal on …

verfasst von:
Susan Hesni, Daniel Lindsay, Philippa Tyler

15.12.2022 | Scientific Article

Routine chest CT combined with the osteoporosis self-assessment tool for Asians (OSTA): a screening tool for patients with osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a highly prevalent disorder estimated to affect 200 million men and women worldwide [ 1 ]. At present, bone mineral density (BMD) measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of …

verfasst von:
Jiongfeng Zhang, Ruiling Zhou, Xiaohui Luo, Zhengzai Dai, Gaoyang Qu, Juncheng Li, Pengyun Wu, Xuhui Yuan, Jiayu Li, Wei Jiang, Zhiping Zhang

15.12.2022 | Scientific Article

Outcomes of imaging-guided corticosteroid injections in hip and knee osteoarthritis patients: a systematic review

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects up to 10% of the adult US population, and there has been a 29% increase in the number of patients diagnosed with OA over a recent 10-year span [ 1 – 3 ]. Hip and knee OA are the two most common joints affected by …

verfasst von:
Connie Y. Chang, Sameer Mittu, Madalena Da Silva Cardoso, Tatiane Cantarelli Rodrigues, William E. Palmer, Soterios Gyftopoulos

Open Access 14.12.2022 | Case Report

Intravascular papillary hemangioendothelioma disguised as a peripheral sheath tumor of median nerve at the wrist: a case report and literature review

Since its original description as a hemorrhoidal vein tumor, intravascular papillary hemangioendothelioma (IVPH) has been established as a benign lesion. It has been reported to be found in the nasal cavity, breast, neck, and hand [ 1 – 5 ]. A rare …

verfasst von:
Vrajesh J. Shah, Kerry Sung, Vanessa Goodwill, Brady K. Huang, Reid Abrams

13.12.2022 | Scientific Article

The role of ultrasonography in diagnosis of neuralgic amyotrophy

Neuralgic amyotrophy (NA), also known as Parsonage Turner syndrome [ 1 ], is a relatively rare syndrome characterized by severe pain in shoulder, back and/or upper limbs, followed by shoulder girdle and/or upper limb muscles weakness and atrophy …

verfasst von:
Tiezheng Wang, Hengtao Qi, Zengtao Wang, Lishan Zhang, Liyuan Cui, Lihua Liu, Jianbo Teng

09.12.2022 | Case Report

Ewing sarcoma of Hoffa fat pad in the knee: a case report and review of the literature on primary intraarticular sarcomas and Hoffa fat pad masses

Primary intraarticular sarcomas are rare. We describe a unique case of intraarticular Ewing sarcoma arising in Hoffa fat pad of knee in a woman. The patient was treated successfully with chemotherapy and left knee arthroplasty; however, the tumor …

verfasst von:
Rajendra Kumar, Laura M. Warmke, Wei-Li Wong

09.12.2022 | Review Article

Image-guided synovial biopsy with a focus on infection

Image-guided biopsy of the synovium is a relatively uncommon but safe procedure with a high-diagnostic yield in the correct clinical scenario. Whilst surgical and arthroscopic techniques are still commonly performed and remain the gold standard …

verfasst von:
R. Macnair, R. Rajakulasingam, S. Singh, M. Khoo, B. Upadhyay, R. Hargunani, Ian Pressney

07.12.2022 | Case Report

Intra-labral pigmented villonodular synovitis: a rare case in two adult patients

This article discusses two rare cases of intra-labral pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) of the hip. The hip joint represents the second most common location of pigmented villonodular synovitis, second to the knee [1]. The majority of hip …

verfasst von:
Catherina Zadeh, Jacob Henrichsen, Nastaran Fatemi, Robert Westermann