Doctoral Thesis | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021
MRI in the Evaluation of Ankle Pain
Dr Aditya Verma, Dr Mohd Arif Khan, Dr Ishan Gupta
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has opened new horizons in the diagnosis and treatment of many musculoskeletal diseases of the ankle and foot. It demonstrates abnormalities in the bones and soft tissues before they become evident at other imaging modalities. The exquisite soft-tissue contrast resolution, noninvasive nature, and multiplanar capabilities of MR imaging make it especially valuable for the detection and assessment of a variety of soft-tissue disorders of the ligaments (eg, sprain), tendons (tendinosis, peritendinosis, tenosynovitis, entrapment, rupture, dislocation), and other soft-tissue structures (eg, anterolateral impingement syndrome, sinus tarsi syndrome, compressive neuropathies [eg, tarsal tunnel syndrome, Morton neuroma], synovial disorders). MR imaging has also been shown to be highly sensitive in the detection and staging of a number of musculoskeletal infections including cellulitis, soft-tissue abscesses, and osteomyelitis. In addition, MR imaging is excellent for the early detection and assessment of a number of osseous abnormalities such as bone contusions, stress and insufficiency fractures, osteochondral fractures, osteonecrosis, and transient bone marrow edema. MR imaging is increasingly being recognized as the modality of choice for assessment of pathologic conditions of the ankle and foot. MRI provides optimal assessment of muscles, tendons, hyaline and fibrous cartilage, joint capsules, fat, bursae and bone marrow. MRI with or without intraarticular contrast is the most accurate imaging modality for evaluating ankle pathology allowing visualization of the soft tissues that are often the source of pain
Keywords: MRI, ANKLE, PAIN, TENOSYNOVITIS, ACHILLIS TENDON
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021
Pages: 136 - 141
How to Cite this Article?
Dr Aditya Verma, Dr Mohd Arif Khan, Dr Ishan Gupta, "MRI in the Evaluation of Ankle Pain", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=SR21129193900, Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021, 136 - 141
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