When sports medicine physicians need another set of eyes to diagnose an elusive condition, like a stress fracture or a neuropathy, medical imaging can help confirm or rule-out a diagnosis. The next two issues of Clinics in Sports Medicine are dedicated to Imaging - Upper and Lower Extremities - respectively. Tim Sanders, MD examines approaches and interpreting injuries of the shoulder, elbow, ulnar-sided wrist pain, finger and thumb and even upper extremity imaging in children. Key words: MRI, ultrasound, low field strength MR imaging, shoulder, elbow, glenohumeral instability, wrist, high-performance throwing athletes, entrapment neuropathies
It is so much easier to see something if you know what you are looking for!
That is the purpose of the next two issues of the Clinics in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Tim Sanders, whom I have known and had the pleasure of working
with over the last 10 years, has put together a pair of absolutely outstanding
issues on musculoskeletal imaging. This first issue focuses on the upper extremity,
and it will be followed by a lower extremity issue. Tim has already educated
many of us with his excellent current concepts articles in the American
Journal of Sports Medicine and his podium presentations, including his recent
review at the Colorado Orthopaedic Review Course.
Dr. Sanders has assembled an ‘‘all star’’ panel of radiologists, who know
what they are talking about and, more importantly, can teach even the most
imaging-illiterate of us. From the fingers to the shoulder, from kids to adults,
from radiographs to ultrasound to MRI, this issue covers it all. This is perhaps
one issue that orthopaedic surgeons may enjoy even more than our nonoperative
colleagues, because there are more pictures! Please enjoy this issue.
I know I will!