Chronic dens fracture

A type II odontoid fracture is present, with non-union (pseudoarthosis). (Case provided courtesy of Reto Sutter, MD, Leitender Arzt, Radiologie, Uniklinik Balgrist, Zürich) Part of the on-line supplement to Neuroradiology – The Essentials with MR and CT (© 2015) [...]

Hyperflexion injury with a clay-shoveler fracture

CT depicts an avulsion fracture of the spinous process of C6. MR reveals additional important findings, including the extensive posterior paraspinal muscular injury (edema), disruption of the interspinous ligament, compression fractures (marrow edema) involving multiple contiguous cervical and thoracic vertebral bodies, and extensive prevertebral edema as well as fluid (hemorrhage). Note that the cord appears […] [...]

C3 burst fracture

A 77 year-old woman seen in the emergency room, following trauma, with cervical pain but no neurologic deficit. [...]

MRI Assessment of Articular Cartilage Repair

The evolution of sophisticated surgical repair procedures for the treatment of isolated, focal traumatic or degenerative cartialge lesions has created the need for accurate, non-invasive assessment of the repair tissue. MRI depicts well subchondral bone and bone marrow, allowing examination of repair tissue and its interface with parent cartilage and complications of repair surgeries such as graft hypertrophy and delamination. [...]

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson Disease

An 11-year-old female patient presented with pain in the left knee during extension and flexion manoeuvres of the knee following horseback exercises. Based on physical examination, a partial rupture of the left patellar ligament was suspected. In his case report, Axel Goldmann, MD (Orthopedic Center, Erlangen, Germany) describes the MRI findings of rarely seen SLJ disease. [...]

Left middle cranial fossa arachnoid cyst

An incidental finding in a 46 year old man being evaluated for possible recent cerebral infarction (the brain MR was otherwise normal) [...]

Achilles Tendon Rupture

A 63 year old male with leg pain after fall. [...]

Jumper’s knee

A 26 year old male with left knee pain. [...]

Tear of the prepatellar quadriceps continuation

A 71 year old male presenting with pain in the right knee. [...]

Radial tear with flipped meniscus

50 year old man with left knee pain which worsens with activity. [...]

Biceps tendon rupture

This is a 56-year-old female with a several month history of right shoulder pain. The pain started after exercise classes which involve lifting weights. The patient had no reported history of trauma. [...]

Transient Patellar Dislocation

This is a 13-year-old male who presented for initial evaluation of his left knee, after having a non-contact injury during athletics at school one week prior. He was unsure of the position of his knee at the time of injury. The patient localized the pain to the medial aspect of his knee. He ambulates with difficulty using a single crutch. [...]

Osteochondral defect (unstable)

This is a 14-year-old female with right knee pain for several months. She first started noticing the pain while running track, which she has stopped due to the degree of pain. She obtained radiographs (not shown) which showed an osteochondral defect. An MRI was then obtained to determine stability of the lesion. [...]

Bucket handle tear in the left medial meniscus

58 yr old man with left knee pain. [...]

Labral Tear

This is a 51 year old female with chronic right hip pain with burning sensation. [...]

Fracture of the Scapula

This 56 year old came to emergency room after a motorcycle crash. He had a dislocated wrist and was treated for a distal radius and ulnar styloid fracture. No other fractures were detected on plain radiographs. The patient continued to have shoulder pain three weeks after discharge, for which MRI of the shoulder was performed. [...]

Articular Cartilage Defect

47 year old man presented with left knee pain and swelling and some loss of range of motion. He has no history of trauma to the left knee or locking of the left knee. [...]

Partial Rupture of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament

This 29-year-old man presented to his physician with pain in his left knee. He could remember a minor knee injury several weeks ago. In his spare time he goes running three times a week. His past medical history showed no relevant disease. [...]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Disruption

.ima file Zip Download .ima file Zip Download .ima file Zip Download Clinical Topic Orthopedics Subtopic Trauma Examination Region Knee Key Points ACL disruption Bone marrow contusion Image Findings A complete ACL disruption is demonstrated. (ACL = Anterior Cruciate Ligament; figure A) Bone marrow contusion is seen involving the lateral femoral condyle. (figures B and C) Images Sagittal […] [...]

Perthes Lesion – Anterior Labral Separation

26 year old man who presents clinically following an anterior inferior dislocation of the left shoulder, with subsequent ventral instability [...]

Case Report: Fast Joint Imaging at 1.5 Tesla with a Combination of the Quadrature Knee and Body Matrix Coil in Case of Severe Knee Pain of an Obese Patient

Knee MRI is challenging in both obese patients and patients in pain, requiring in some cases special coil setups as imaging is impossible with a conventional closed knee coil. In the presented case, a flexible coil setup is demonstrated in combination with open-bore MR technology. This illustrates the benefit of such setups in the diagnosis of knee pain in obese patients. [...]

Case Report: Knee MR Imaging of Haemarthrosis in a Case of Haemophilia A

Imaging pediatric joints is often still a domain of x-ray and ultrasound. However, the application of MRI is of growing importance, not only because of its excellent soft tissue contrast but also because of its capability to early and precisely detect bone destruction. In this case, Prof. Marc-André Weber (University of Heidelberg, Germany) reports on the imaging findings of a 14-year-old male with known hemophilia A. [...]

Traumatic Lesion of the Left Brachial Plexus

To diagnose peripheral neurologic deficits, imaging of the vertebral disks alone may not be sufficient. Depending on the clinical symptoms, the nerve roots themselves need to be evaluated in detail. In the presented case of a traumatic lesion of the brachial plexus, Markus Lentschig, MD (MR and PET/CT Center, Bremen, Germany) presents his 1.5 T imaging protocol for the evaluation of the cervical nerve roots and brachial plexus. [...]