ISMRM 24th Annual Meeting & Exhibition 07-13 May 2016 Singapore

Educational Session: Overuse Injuries: Too Much of a Good Thing

Skill Level: Intermediate

Organizers: Jenny T. Bencardino, M.D., Eric Y. Chang, M.D., Christine Chung, M.D., Ravinder R. Regatte, Ph.D., Philip Robinson, M.D. & Siegfried Trattnig, M.D.

Thursday 12 May 2016

This course will review clinically relevant issues in MR imaging of overuse injuries with emphasis on how MR findings guide treatment. Imaging anatomy, diagnostic criteria and methods of injury characterization will be discussed. The interaction between these clinically based talks and radiologists provide an optimal situation for solidifying the clinical presentation of overuse injuries in the upper and lower extremities.

Target Audience

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify common clinical presentations of overuse injuries and indications for imaging;
  • Determine various diagnosis on the basis of MR findings in the overhead athlete; and
  • Identify MR findings that in important in the characterization of stress fractures, ankle impingement syndromes and tendon injuries that may alter treatment.

Moderators: Karen Chen, James Griffith
Overhead Athlete
Joon-Yong Jung1
1Radiology, Seoul St. Mary's hospital, The Catholic University of Korea, Korea, Republic of
Athletes who engage in repetitive overhead motions are predisposed to distinct subset of shoulder injuries. In this talk, functional anatomy of the rotator cuff and labroligamentous structures frequently injured in overhead athletes will be reviewed. And kinematic of the throwing and related injury patterns in shoulder and elbow joints will be discussed with typical MR images.

Stress fractures in the lower extremity
James Teh
This lecture covers the pathophysiology of stress fractures and relates this to the MRI findings. The role of imaging in the diagnosis of stress injuries is discussed.

The specific features of common stress fractures of the lower extremity are illustrated.

Various pitfalls are discussed.

Ankle Impingement Syndromes
Edwin Oei1
1Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Netherlands
In this lecture the most common etiologies of ankle impingement syndromes will be discussed. This is followed by an outline of the the most common sites and patterns of ankle impingements along with the anatomic structures involved. Of each ankle inpingement pattern (anterior, anteromedial, anterolateral, posterior, posteromedial, posterolateral) characteristic MR findings will be discussed.

Imaging of tendon injuries - Permission Withheld
Wilfred CG Peh1
1Diagnostic Radiology, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore, Singapore
Adjournment & Meet the Teachers

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
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