Article: article from journal or magazin.
Epiphysenfugenverletzungen der distalen Tibia. Sinnvolle Mehrinformation durch die MRT? [Epiphyseal injuries of the distal tibia. Does MRI provide useful additional information?]
Plain film radiography often underestimates the extent of injury in children with epiphyseal fracture. Especially Salter-Harris V fractures (crush fracture of the epiphyseal plate) are often primarily not detected. MRI of the ankle was performed in 10 children aged 9-17 (mean 14) years with suspected epiphyseal injury using 1.0-T Magnetom Expert. The fractures were classified according to the Salter-Harris-Rang-Odgen classification and compared with the results of plain radiography. In one case MRI could exclude epiphyseal injury; in four cases the MRI findings changed the therapeutic management. The visualisation of the fracture in three orthogonal planes and the possibility of detection of cartilage and ligamentous injury in MR imaging makes this method superior to conventional radiography and CT. With respect to radiation exposure MRI instead of CT should be used for the diagnosis of epiphyseal injuries in children.
Adolescent, Ankle Injuries/*diagnosis, Child, Female, Growth Plate/*injuries/radiography, Humans, Ligaments, Articular/injuries/radiography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Web of science
Last modification date