A Radiologically-Guided Approach to Musculoskeletal Anatomy by Alberto Tagliafico

By Alberto Tagliafico

For many healthcare pros, musculoskeletal ailments characterize the "bread and butter" subject after commencement. for that reason, radiological schooling in appreciate of the musculoskeletal method is key in making sure sufficient sufferer administration and budget friendly use of healthcare monetary assets. This ebook illustrates the scientific anatomy of the musculoskeletal method by way of photos acquired utilizing commercially on hand imaging apparatus and the 3 major imaging thoughts hired at the present time – magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and ultrasound. in accordance with an built-in multimodality strategy, each one anatomical area is gifted with a unique specialize in clinically suitable anatomical information and the attribute findings saw in sufferers referred by way of physicians. With nearly 450 pictures and illustrations, A Radiologically Guided method of Musculoskeletal Anatomy is meant as a bridge from a typical anatomical atlas to diagnostic imaging. it is going to help in the typical interpretation of imaging reports of the musculoskeletal process, offering advised solutions to often encountered questions. medical notes and self-assessment modules also are supplied. All who desire to research extra in regards to the position of diagnostic imaging of the musculoskeletal approach will locate this publication to be of serious price. it is going to profit not just scientific scholars and citizens but in addition radiology technologists and execs in different fields of healthiness care, together with orthopaedists, rheumatologists, and rehabilitation experts. ​

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Tagliafico and C. 1007/978-88-470-2877-7_3, © Springer-Verlag Italia 2013 41 42 A. Tagliafico and C. Martinoli Bones The humeroulnar joint is a simple hinge-joint and allows movements of flexion and extension. The humeroulnar joint links the trochlear notch of the ulna and the trochlea of the humerus. The accurate adaptation of the trochlea of the humerus, with its prominences and depressions, to the semilunar notch of the ulna, prevents any lateral movement (Fig. 2). Fig. 2 T1-weighted MRI of the humeroulnar joint and volume rendering CT of the medial elbow joint.

RH, radial head. Coronoid (red triangle) and radial fossa (green triangle) of the humerus Fig. 4 Volume rendering CT – posterior view. ME, medial epicondyle; LE, lateral epicondyle Fig. 6 Volume rendering CT showing the humeral trochlea in detail. RH, radial head. Coronoid (red triangle) and radial fossa (green triangle) of the humerus 3 Elbow 45 Septal Aperture or Supratrochlear Foramen Normally, a thin plate of bone separates the olecranon and the coronoid fossa. If missing, a foramen known as the septal aperture or supratrochlear foramen is present.

Type IV - Complete rupture AC and CC ligaments. with displacement of clavicle posteriorly through the trapezius Type V - Complete rupture AC and CC ligaments with gross displacement of ACJ and detachment of the deltoid and trapezius Type VI - Sub coracoid displacement (Fig. 25). Fig. 25 X-ray and US showing typical ACJ dislocations in different patients 26 E. Fisci and A. Tagliafico The Sternoclavicular Joint The Sternoclavicular joint connects the sternal end of the clavicle, the cartilage of the first rib, and the upper and lateral parts of the manubrium sterni.

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