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Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)

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SCFE: Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis SCFE, also pronounced as “skiffy”, is known as atraumatic fracture of the hypertrophic zone of the physeal plate of the femoral capital epiphysis. Typically, SCFE displays itself in only one hip while the other is normal. It if more than twice as common in males than females at a ratio of […]

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Your practice may be in violation of New York law

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Many national teleradiology companies are LLCs or corporations with non-medical ownership. The providers they serve are in violation of this New York State law. Under New York State law, professional services can only be offered within a professional service corporation (“PC”) or a professional limited liability company (“PLLC”).  Simply put, a teleradiology company offering radiology […]

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Bipartite Patella X-Ray

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  Bipartite Patella X-Ray Unfused accessory ossification center Superolateral Aspect of Patella 2% of the population. Bilateral = 43% Men more than Women Usually incidental finding Usually asymptomatic 2% of patients experience symptoms (anterior knee pain) Less commonly there can be Tripartite or Multipartite Fracture versus Bipartite Patella Superior lateral location = more likely Bipartite […]

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Perilunate Dislocation Xray

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Perilunate Dislocation Xray Potentially devastating closed wrist injuries Non-uncommonly missed on initial imaging. Dislocation of carpus relative to lunate Lunate remains in normal alignment with the distal radius NOT to be confused with LUNATE Dislocation = lunate is dislocated volarly and thereofore abnormal radiolunate articulation. Carpal dislocations –  less than 10% of all wrist injuries. […]

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Spondylolysis

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Spondylolysis SPONDYLOLYSIS = Defect in pars interarticularis portion of lamina. Etiology: Repeated Microtrauma Heredity component (hypoplastic pars) Clinical: May be asymptomatic May present with low back pain 3-7% of general population (all ages) Athletes -Increased to 23-62% Males 2-4 more than Females 95% at L5 level Bilateral pars defects can lead to spondylolisthesis XRAY Most […]

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Cervical Rib

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Cervical Rib 3 Different Cases of Cervical Ribs AKA- Supernumerary Rib or Accessory Rib Arises from the seventh cervical vertebre Rate – 0.5% of the population More common in females. Usually asymptomatic It is the most important anatomic rib variant clinically because they can result in thoracic outlet syndrome (compression of brachial plexis or subclavian […]

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Madelung Deformity Of Wrist Xray

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Madelung Deformity Of Wrist Xray Madelung deformity Premature closure or defective development of the ulnar third of the distal epiphysis of the radius Bilateral in 50-66% of patients. Often rare congenital deformity manifesting 10-14 years  (autosomal dominant- variable penetrance) Can be acquired consequence of trauma to the growth plate More common in females. Can be […]