Navigation Links
Scans May Be Misleading for Hockey Players
Date:3/14/2010

MRIs shouldn't take the place of a good clinical exam, study finds

SUNDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- They had no symptoms, but 70 percent of able-bodied professional and collegiate hockey players in a U.S. study had abnormal hip and pelvis MRIs.

"This study was done to see if abnormal MRI results are found incidentally in active roster hockey players," Dr. Matthew Silvis, an assistant professor in the department of family medicine and orthopedics at Hershey Medical Center at Penn State University College of Medicine, said in a news release.

"Unexpectedly, the majority of players had some abnormality in their MRI, but it didn't limit their playing ability. The study raises many questions, but its value to surgeons is to recognize that imaging doesn't replace good clinical judgment, which includes a detailed history and complete physical exam. This study might make you hesitate to read too much into an MRI," Silvis said.

Researchers took high-resolution MRIs of the pelvis and hips of 21 professional and 18 collegiate hockey players, aged 18 to 35. Only two of the players reported slight pain, but the MRIs revealed that 21 players (54 percent) had labral tears (tears in the structure that keeps the hip in place), 12 (31 percent) had muscle strain injuries of the hips, and two (5 percent) had inflammation of the hips.

The findings were to be presented Saturday at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's annual meeting in New Orleans.

"This study raises all sorts of questions that should be examined in further studies. For example, will these abnormalities cause problems and symptoms later for these athletes?" Silvis said. "But this study shows the limitations of depending too heavily on an MRI. A surgeon may see something in the image, but it isn't causing a problem."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases has more about sports injuries.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, news release, March 13, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. European directive will halt use of MRI scans; cancer diagnosis and treatment will suffer
2. PET scans can accurately detect a breast tumors response to chemotherapy
3. High-tech CT scans: not a bad choice to test for clogged arteries
4. New Computerized Scans Effective for Spotting Clogged Arteries
5. PET scans useful for some cancer treatment, but how do patients fare?
6. PET Scans Can Spot Cervical Cancers Return
7. Post-treatment PET scans can reassure cervical cancer patients
8. CT scans to determine heart disease in the emergency room
9. Obesity Keeps Patients From Needed CT Scans After Surgery
10. PET Scans Could Boost Lung Cancer Diagnosis
11. Rise in CT Scans Poses Cancer Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple ... care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of a disaster ... Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s ... Alexandria Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and ... plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway ... store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in ... existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to ... home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... -- NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly ... designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire ... support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product Development Company ... "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate the user ... with better efficiency compared to the dated and pricey ... on efficacy of the compression for a more informed ... goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... third quarter of 2017 on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. ... day with the investment community and media to further ... call will begin at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Investors, ... webcast of the conference call through a link that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: