A Radiologically-Guided Approach to Musculoskeletal Anatomy by Alberto Tagliafico

By Alberto Tagliafico

For many healthcare execs, musculoskeletal ailments symbolize the "bread and butter" subject after commencement. as a result, radiological schooling in recognize of the musculoskeletal approach is essential in making sure sufficient sufferer administration and good value use of healthcare monetary assets. This booklet illustrates the medical anatomy of the musculoskeletal method through pictures acquired utilizing commercially to be had imaging apparatus and the 3 major imaging innovations hired this day – magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and ultrasound. in accordance with an built-in multimodality process, each one anatomical zone is gifted with a unique concentrate on clinically proper anatomical info and the attribute findings saw in sufferers referred by means of physicians. With nearly 450 photos and illustrations, A Radiologically Guided method of Musculoskeletal Anatomy is meant as a bridge from a customary anatomical atlas to diagnostic imaging. it's going to help in the typical interpretation of imaging reviews of the musculoskeletal method, supplying advised solutions to usually encountered questions. medical notes and self-assessment modules also are supplied. All who desire to examine extra concerning the function of diagnostic imaging of the musculoskeletal method will locate this publication to be of significant worth. it is going to gain not just clinical scholars and citizens but additionally radiology technologists and execs in different fields of future health care, together with orthopaedists, rheumatologists, and rehabilitation experts. ​

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Coronoid (red triangle) and radial fossa (green triangle) of the humerus Fig. 4 Volume rendering CT – posterior view. ME, medial epicondyle; LE, lateral epicondyle Fig. 6 Volume rendering CT showing the humeral trochlea in detail. RH, radial head. Coronoid (red triangle) and radial fossa (green triangle) of the humerus 3 Elbow 45 Septal Aperture or Supratrochlear Foramen Normally, a thin plate of bone separates the olecranon and the coronoid fossa. If missing, a foramen known as the septal aperture or supratrochlear foramen is present.

The elbow joint is made by three bones: the humerus, the radius and the ulna. The elbow joint is complex and made by three joints with a unique articular capsule: humeroulnar, humeroradial and proximal radioulnar. The bony prominence at the very tip of the elbow is the olecranon process of the ulna, and the inner aspect of the elbow is called the antecubital fossa (Fig. 1). Fig. 1 Surface rendering CT of the elbow A. com A. Tagliafico and C. 1007/978-88-470-2877-7_3, © Springer-Verlag Italia 2013 41 42 A.

They hold the head of the humerus in the small and shallow glenoid fossa of the scapula. The glenohumeral joint has been analogously described as a ball-and-socket joint, the head of the humerus (golf ball) sitting on the glenoid fossa (golf tee). SUBSCAPULARIS Origin: anterior aspect of the body of the scapula Insertion: lesser tuberosity (with great broad insertion), greater tuberosity (more cranial fibers) Function: adductor and internal rotator SUPRASPINATUS Origin: supraspinous fossa Insertion: greater tuberosity Function: abductor and internal rotator INFRASPINATUS Origin: infraspinatus fossa Insertion: greater tuberosity Function: external rotator TERES MINOR Origin: lateral border of the scapula Insertion: greater tuberosity Function: external rotator 28 Fig.

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