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MRI of overuse injury in elite athletes

Authors
Journal
Clinical Radiology
0009-9260
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
62
Issue
11
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.crad.2007.02.021
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Overuse injuries are a common finding in elite athletes. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the optimal method for the diagnosis of overuse injury in athletes of all levels. We present a review of common and important overuse injuries occurring in elite athletes. A systematic approach based on the functional anatomic units – tendons, bones and joints – may assist in diagnosis of these injuries.

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