Imaging of osteoarthritis from the ankle through the midfoot.
Department of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA. [email protected].
Department of Radiology, Medical Center North, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1161 21St Ave. South, Nashville, TN, 37232, USA.
Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, 1501 North Campbell, P.O. Box 245067, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA.
Department of Radiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 800, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 1350, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson, 1501 North Campbell, P.O. Box 245067, Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA.
Department of Radiology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2211 Lomas Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106, USA.
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Nov 01, 2023
Ankle, hindfoot, and midfoot osteoarthritis (OA) is most commonly posttraumatic and tends to become symptomatic in younger patients. It often results from instability due to insufficiency of supportive soft tissue structures, such as ligaments and tendons. Diagnostic imaging can be helpful to detect and characterize the distribution of OA, and to assess the integrity of these supportive structures, which helps determine prognosis and guide treatment. However, the imaging findings associated with OA and instability may be subtle and unrecognized until the process is advanced, which may ultimately limit therapeutic options to salvage procedures. It is important to understand the abilities and limitations of various imaging modalities used to assess ankle, hindfoot, and midfoot OA, and to be familiar with the imaging findings of OA and instability patterns. © 2023. The Author(s), under exclusive licence to International Skeletal Society (ISS).
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