MR imaging of the hip: pathologies and morphologies of the hip joint, what the surgeon wants to know.

TitleMR imaging of the hip: pathologies and morphologies of the hip joint, what the surgeon wants to know.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsBotser I B, Safran MR
JournalMagnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America
Volume21
Issue1
Pagination169-82
Date Published2013 Feb
ISSN1557-9786
Abstract

MR imaging of the hip is frequently used in symptomatic patients before hip preservation surgery; it is used as a decision-making tool and as a planning tool. The MRI can confirm the preliminary working diagnosis, identify other possible sources of pain, and highlight anatomic areas that are not routinely viewed during surgery. In addition, MR imaging is capable of illustrating normal and abnormal bony morphology of the femur and pelvis; and in the case that arthrography is used, diagnostic injection can be administrated concurrently. This article highlights a surgeon's perspective on the use of MR imaging in the patient with nonarthritic hip pain.

DOI10.1016/j.mric.2012.08.008
Alternate JournalMagn Reson Imaging Clin N Am
PubMed ID23168190