Tag: "meniscal" at medical news

Obesity hits below the belt: Overweight Americans suffer higher rate of knee cartilage tears

...tra pounds they pack are leading to tears in their meniscal cartilage. In the first major study of its kind, ...is U colleagues studied 515 patients who underwent meniscal surgery between 1996-2000 at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City and Utah Valley Regional Medical Center ...

New MRI techniques may help patients avoid knee surgery

Patients with suspected meniscal tears or other injuries to their knees may be able...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...

Radiologists tackle diagnosis of puzzling football injuries

...ous studies have reported a predominance of medial meniscal injuries," said Jeffrey Towers, M.D., lead author ...cted that the unusually high percentage of lateral meniscal tears was associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears. ACL tears are fairly common among ...

Radiologic signs more than double sensitivity of MRIs

...viewers correctly identified 17 (89%) of 19 radial meniscal tears using the four radiologic signs: the truncat...ily recognizable patterns which show up on MRIs. A meniscal tear exposes the underlying cartilage of the knee and can lead to accelerated wear and arthritis fro...

The critical role of the meniscus in osteoarthritis of the knee

...or OA, researchers know little about the effect of meniscal damage and abnormalities on cartilage loss in knee...s, as well as evaluated and scored the severity of meniscal damage. Among the MRI-assessed knees, 29% had a previous injury, 27% had a previous surgery, and 5%...

New research effort to translate basic science into faster bone healing

...s many as 40 percent of young patients who sustain meniscal tears in the knee joint following injury have damaged the cartilage of the surface of the joint. Over time, this damaged cartilage deteriorates to become a leading cause of osteoarthritis, which causes joint inflammation and pain in 40 million Americ...

Two-slice-touch rule reliable when diagnosing meniscal tears

...ce-touch rule increased the accuracy of diagnosing meniscal tears, according to a study conducted by the Depar...sed our positive predictive value for diagnosing a meniscal tear, and to determine whether our accuracy using fast-spin echo imaging was comparable to that prev...

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