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A systematic approach to shoulder and knee MRI for the sports medicine physician

Rothfeld, Alex MDa; Jacobs, Matt B. BAa; Papp, Derek F. MDb; Fritz, Jan MD, PD, DABRc

doi: 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000710
SPECIAL FOCUS: Sports Medicine Rotation
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Sports medicine physicians should develop a systematic approach to review MRIs. Collaboration between orthopaedic sports medicine clinicians and radiologists is critical to obtain the most accurate diagnosis. The ability to correlate clinical information can improve the accuracy of a diagnostic study. We present a straightforward method to evaluate both knee and shoulder MRIs. Although the authors recognize that other approaches exist, we believe that a systematic and collaborative approach will benefit sports medicine physicians throughout the entirety of their careers.

aMiami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, Coral Gables, FL

bMiami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, Coral Gables, FL; Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

cRussell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Financial Disclosure: Dr. Fritz discloses a financial relationship outside this work with Siemens and BTG International. The other authors have no disclosures. The authors report no conflicts of interest in regard to this work.

Correspondence to Derek F. Papp, MD, 5000 University Drive, Suite 3100, Coral Gables, FL 33146 Tel: +(443) 956-6115; fax: +(786) 533-9977; e-mail: derek.papp1@gmail.com.

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