Magnetic resonance imaging of growth plate injuries: the efficacy and indications for surgical procedures

Citation
T. Futami et al., Magnetic resonance imaging of growth plate injuries: the efficacy and indications for surgical procedures, ARCH ORTHOP, 120(7-8), 2000, pp. 390-396
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Ortopedics, Rehabilitation & Sport Medicine
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY
ISSN journal
0936-8051 → ACNP
Volume
120
Issue
7-8
Year of publication
2000
Pages
390 - 396
Database
ISI
SICI code
0936-8051(200006)120:7-8<390:MRIOGP>2.0.ZU;2-F
Abstract
In 23 patients with growth plate injuries, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies were performed a total of 31 times to evaluate the physis which sh owed plain radiographic evidence of possible damage. Fourteen patients clin ically showed growth arrest, and 10 patients required a Langenskiold operat ion. In 3 patients who underwent this operation, subsequent premature total fusion of the physis adversely affected the postoperative results. We prop ose that the merging shape of the arrest line with calcification of the pro visional zone of the metaphysis shown by MRI indicates poor viability of th e physis. MRI provided useful information on the appearance of the growth p late and changes in the metaphysis, both of which affected the prognosis an d the results: of the surgical procedures.