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Type: Journal article
Title: Magnetic resonance imaging of growth plate injuries: the efficacy and indications for surgical procedures
Author: Futami, T.
Foster, B.
Morris, L.
LeQuesne, G.
Citation: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 2000; 120(7-8):390-396
Publisher: Springer
Issue Date: 2000
ISSN: 0936-8051
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 showed plain radiographic evidence of possible damage. Fourteen patients clinically showed growth arrest, and 10 patients required a Langenskiold operation. In 3 patients who underwent this operation, subsequent premature total fusion of the physis adversely affected the postoperative results. We propose that the merging shape of the arrest line with calcification of the provisional zone of the metaphysis shown by MRI indicates poor viability of the physis. MRI provided useful information on the appearance of the growth plate and changes in the metaphysis, both of which affected the prognosis and the results of the surgical procedures.
Keywords: Growth Plate; Humans; Leg Length Inequality; Bone Malalignment; Wrist Injuries; Hip Fractures; Ankle Injuries; Knee Injuries; Postoperative Complications; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Treatment Outcome; Ilizarov Technique; Follow-Up Studies; Fracture Healing; Adolescent; Child; Infant; Female; Male; Salter-Harris Fractures
RMID: 0001001048
DOI: 10.1007/PL00013768
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