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Clin Sports Med. 2006 Jul;25(3):387-408, v.

Sports-related injuries of the elbow: an approach to MRI interpretation.

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  • 1University of Wisconsin Medical School, 750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53705 USA.


MRI is a valuable tool for evaluating the athlete with elbow pain, particularly in those with nonlocalizable pain. MRI also is helpful in sorting out the cause of pain in athletes who may have acute trauma superimposed on tendinopathy or other chronic injuries from repetitive microtrauma. Even in athletes in whom the cause of pain confidently can be diagnosed clinically, MRI can document the injury severity, which can be helpful for estimating recovery time or in preoperative planning. By contributing to an accurate early diagnosis, MRI also can help minimize the time that athletes are away from their sports. The authors describe their approach to the MRI interpretation of elbow injuries in athletes, including osteochondral lesions, epicondylitis, and tears of the medial collateral ligament.

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