Imaging in Sports-Specific Musculoskeletal Injuries by Ali Guermazi, Frank W. Roemer, Michel D. Crema PDF

By Ali Guermazi, Frank W. Roemer, Michel D. Crema

Most books on imaging in activities drugs are focused on the actual joints or anatomy eager about sports-related accidents. This publication, although, takes a special point of view through accidents which are linked to particular activities. all the recognized significant activities, resembling soccer, tennis, and basketball, are integrated, as are many much less universal yet nonetheless extremely popular activities, resembling baseball, American soccer, and rugby. The chapters on sports-specific accidents are preceded through chapters at the viewpoint of clinicians and one other chapters at the common use of MR imaging and ultrasound in activities drugs. The authors of the publication are world-renowned specialists from 5 continents. Imaging in Sports-Specific Musculoskeletal Injuries will be of significant curiosity to radiologists, activities medication physicians, orthopedic surgeons, and rehabilitation physicians, and to an individual attracted to the therapy of sports-related injuries.

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By defining the degree of © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016 A. Guermazi et al. B. Sneag et al. 22 disruption and damage, MRI can help prognosticate how long an athlete might be sidelined, facilitate a more targeted approach to rehabilitation and training regimens, and contribute to determining an individual’s suitability to return to play. It is critical for radiologists to recognize that due to repetitive microtrauma, MR examinations of elite athletes will commonly demonstrate an array of pathologies, only some of which are clinically relevant to the return to play.

Nevertheless there are some athletes who will benefit from surgical treatment, and there are injuries, especially of the syndesmosis or osteochondral lesions, that often require surgical intervention. As with other joints, the initial diagnosis is based on a clinical examination, ultrasound, and/or plain radiographs. This usually provides a more or less clear diagnosis and the conservative treatment begins. Nevertheless when a syndesmosis injury might be present or an osteochondral lesion is suspected, MRI again is the method of choice to assess the injury in more detail.

It is helpful to have the most commonly used websites, anatomy atlases, and textbooks available for easy reference. Major sporting events have, by their nature, significant security concerns, and there is usually careful access control to venues. B. Forster 18 be needed, including the field of play. Once at the venue, the imaging team must always interact with athletes in a professional manner and with privacy in mind, as athletes may be competing in the most critical event of their careers, requiring their complete concentration.

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