About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

MRI Scans Should Not be Sole Criterion for Treatment for Hip Conditions

by Kathy Jones on February 14, 2012 at 8:16 PM
Font : A-A+

 MRI Scans Should Not be Sole Criterion for Treatment for Hip Conditions

Research being presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day in San Francisco, CA says that physicians should not replace clinical observation with the use of magnetic resonance images (MRI) when it comes to treating hip pain.

"We performed MRI scans on a sample of volunteers without any hip pain, and discovered about 73% had abnormal findings," commented the study's lead author Bradley C. Register, MD, of the Steadman-Philippon Research Institute.

Advertisement

The study evaluated forty-five volunteer subjects with no history of hip pain, symptoms, injury or previous surgeries. Each participant received an MRI scan which was reviewed by three separate radiologists. Scans identified labral tears as the most common of the abnormalities displayed, making up nearly 69% of the joint conditions. Subjects older than 35 were more prone to abnormalities, showing a 13.7 times greater likelihood of having chondral defects and 16.7 times greater chance of having a subchondral cyst.

"The hope with a study like this is improved treatment and decision-making for physicians who are dealing with hip disorders," noted Register. "Our results emphasize the importance of correlating clinical signs and symptoms with imaging findings when considering surgery for patients with these conditions."



Source: Eurekalert
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge on Kidney
World Disability Day 2022 - The Role of Innovative Transformation
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Waist to Hip Ratio Hearing Loss Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging 

Most Popular on Medindia

Find a Hospital Indian Medical Journals Selfie Addiction Calculator Noscaphene (Noscapine) Diaphragmatic Hernia Blood - Sugar Chart Vent Forte (Theophylline) Hearing Loss Calculator Blood Pressure Calculator Accident and Trauma Care
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

MRI Scans Should Not be Sole Criterion for Treatment for Hip Conditions Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests