Imaging of osteoarthritis from the ankle through the midfoot

Imran M. Omar, Jennifer S. Weaver, Maria I. Altbach, Bradley A. Herynk, Wendy E. McCurdy, Anish R. Kadakia, Mihra S. Taljanovic

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2239-2257
Number of pages19
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume52
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2023
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ankle
  • Cone-beam computed tomography
  • Hindfoot
  • Instability
  • MRI
  • Midfoot
  • Osteoarthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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