Tag: "arthroscopy" at medical news
New MRI techniques may help patients avoid knee surgery
...d 3-Tesla MRI (a newer version of standard MRI) to arthroscopy
and found that 3-Tesla MRI had an accuracy rate of 96% in detecting meniscal tears. The MRI examinations were able to identify 108 of the 112 meniscal tears that were found when arthroscopic surgery was performed, said Tom Magee, MD, from Neuroskelet...
Ninety-six percent of minimally invasive knee replacement patients leave same day, no complication
...ent surgery, explains his technique for total knee arthroscopy
(TKA) does not cut the quadriceps muscle and quadriceps tendon. "The only incision is from the joint line to the superior pole of the patella. The quadriceps tendon is not cut or split. The knee is not dislocated; instead, in situ cuts are made. The...
Higher strength MRI can help patients avoid arthroscopy for shoulder injuries
MRI, at a strength of 3.0 Tesla is comparable to arthroscopy
in detecting cartilage tears in the shoulder, acco...00 consecutive patients, 67 of whom also underwent arthroscopy
to detect shoulder cartilage tears. Of those 67 patients, 46 were diagnosed with some type of torn ...
New biomarkers for improving treatment of spondylarthritis
...ies were performed on each patient, through needle arthroscopy
of the knee. The synovial tissue samples were then subjected to extensive evaluation. The laboratory tests included measures of abnormal cell growth in the lining layer, vascular growth, markers of cellular infiltration, and metalloproteinases (MMP...
Embargoed materials for Complementary & Integrative Medicine Conference
... of steroids or oral corticosteroids use or recent arthroscopy
or injury of the knee. Patients received either 8 weeks of Swedish full-body therapeutic massage or 8 weeks of usual care. In the massage group, massages were given twice weekly for the first 4 weeks, and then once weekly for the remainder of the tri...
Two-slice-touch rule reliable when diagnosing meniscal tears
... MR exams then correlated the MR results with knee arthroscopy
to determine accuracy when diagnosing menisci as: torn, possibly torn, or intact. This study was undertaken to confirm that using the two-slice-touch rule increased our positive predictive value for diagnosing a meniscal tear, and to determine whet...
Mayo Clinic solves painful puzzle of UT ligament split tear in wrist
...median age 33.7) with wrist pain who had undergone arthroscopy
between 1998 and 2005, the Mayo Clinic team discovered that a positive "ulnar fovea sign" was highly effective in diagnosing either a complete ligament rupture or the newly described condition, a split tear of the ulnotriquetral (UT) ligament. The te...