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Publications [#133630] of Nancy M Major

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  1. NM Major, Role of MRI in prevention of metatarsal stress fractures in collegiate basketball players., AJR. American journal of roentgenology, United States, vol. 186 no. 1 (January, 2006), pp. 255-8, ISSN 0361-803X
    (last updated on 2006/10/17)

    OBJECTIVE: Metatarsal stress fractures are common and represent debilitating and potentially season-ending injuries for basketball players. Bone marrow edema is readily visualized on MRI and can be a sign of stress changes. Twenty-six asymptomatic male National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball players were imaged before the 2003-2004 season and 14 players were reimaged after the conclusion of the season with a screening study of long- and short-axis fat-suppressed T2-weighted images (TR/effective TE, 3,500/56) to identify bone marrow edema in the metatarsals. CONCLUSION: Six (12%) of 52 feet showed a signal indicating bone marrow edema in the metatarsals. MRI depicts bone marrow edema in the feet before a fracture becomes evident. Identification of this edema may reveal stress changes, allowing early treatment and prevention of debilitating stress fractures.

    Adolescent • Adult • Basketball • Bone Marrow Diseases • Edema • Fractures, Stress • Humans • Magnetic Resonance Imaging • Male • Metatarsal Bones • diagnosis* • injuries* • methods* • prevention & control*

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