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The hip: MR imaging of uniquely pediatric disorders.

Research paper by Jerry R JR Dwek

Indexed on: 16 Jun '09Published on: 16 Jun '09Published in: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America



Abstract

Many disease processes can affect the hip joints as a child grows, including developmental dysplasia of the hips; Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease; slipped capital femoral epiphysis; and traumatic, infectious, and noninfectious inflammatory causes. MR imaging is uniquely able to provide information about the structure of the hip joint, and information about active disease states for diagnosing, planning, and assessing therapy.