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MRI NEWSLETTER: Sinus Tarsi Syndrome

The sinus tarsi syndrome is not new, it was described by Denis O’Connor in 1958. However, the arthroscopic treatment of sinus tarsi is relatively new. The surgical treatment of sinus tarsi syndrome is arthroscopic debridement of the posterior or subtalar joint and sinus tarsi. 94% were improved at 1-8 years follow-up although half had some residual symptoms. Coronal T1 and Sagittal T2 of ankle:…

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MRI NEWSLETTER: Peroneus Tendon Tears

The lateral ankle tendons include the peroneus brevis (PB) and peroneus longus (PL) tendons, which serve to evert the foot. These 2 tendons share the same tendon sheath proximally at the superior peroneal retinacula (SPR) but seperate distally into two sheaths at the inferior peroneal retinacula (IPR). The brevis is located anterior to the longus. These tendons run in the retromalleolar groove on the…

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MRI NEWSLETTER: Patella Dislocation

Patella disclocations are very common especially in soccer players. The history is frequently ‘rule out ACL tear’. The highest pre-test probability is females 10 to 40 years of age. The most common mechanism is sudden twisting. The classic MRI findings of lateral patella dislocation syndrome is contusion of the inferior-medial patella facet and contusion of the anterior-lateral femoral condyle. Commonly there is tearing of…

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MRI NEWSLETTER: Traumatic TFC Tear

Palmer divides triangular fibocartilage (TFC) tears into traumatic and degenerative. The Palmer 1B tear is a traumatic tear of the peripheral attachment of the TFC on the ulnar side with a styloid or foveal attachment (or both) tear. The foveal attachment is most important to DRUJ stability. The triangular fibrocartilage (TFC) disc is a major stabiliser of the distal radial ulnar joint. The TFC…

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MRI NEWSLETTER: Ischiofemoral Impingement

Ischiofemoral impingement is a condition that presents with pain in the hip, groin or buttock region. Pain can radiate to the lower extremity due to an irritation of the sciatic nerve. Ischiofemoral impingement is much more common in women than in men, approximately 3:1. Bilateral disease is present in one third of cases. The average patient age is older than most impingements, approximately 52…

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MRI NEWSLETTER: Hip Subluxation

Bo Jackson When Bo Jackson was 29 years old he was one of the most famous US athletes of all time. He is the only player to be named All-Star in both professional baseball and professional football. In 1991 while playing football against the Cincinnati Bengals he sustained a hip dislocation. He said later he reduced the hip dislocation himself. Within one year, he…

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Essential MR Safety Seminar

In December, members of the Radius MRI team attended an Essential MR Safety Seminar hosted by Siemens Healthcare in Melbourne. The one day course covered all the essentials of clinical MR safety including, magnet safety, bio-effects, pregnancy, occupational exposure, safety standards and scanning passive and active implants. Led by world renowned MR educator and MR safety expert Donald McRobbie, registrants had the opportunity to acquire…

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LARA Open 13th November

Radius are pleased to announce the opening of a new clinic in Lara! Shop 7, 3-5 Forest Road South, Lara, VIC, 3212 – free parking onsite – walking distance from local medical clinics General X-ray and Ultrasound are now available from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.  Bulk billing is available to those who hold valid pension and concession cards. All potential fees associated with a referred…

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CORIO Open 1st November

Radius are pleased to announce the opening of a new clinic in Corio! 7 Bacchus Marsh Road, Corio, VIC, 3215 (located in the same building as Melbourne Pathology) – free parking onsite – walking distance from local medical clinics General X-ray and Ultrasound are now available from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. Bulk billing is available to those who hold valid pension and concession cards. All…

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Education Evenings @ Radius – Providing Great Customer Service

Radius is committed to working with health practices to deliver the best possible care for patients in the region. In October our staff and guests participated in ‘Providing Great Customer Service for Healthcare Practices’, presented by Jen Flakemore. Topic – Providing great customer service for healthcare practices. – Support staff are the face of our healthcare practices. In an era of increasing competition where…

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