Ultrasonic diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter and Sinding-Larsen-Johansson diseases of the knee

Luca De Flaviis, Renato Nessi, Pietro Scaglione, Giuseppe Balconi, Walter Albisetti, Lorenzo E. Derchi

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Abstract

High resolution ultrasonography of the knee was performed on 82 young patients with clinically suspected Osgood-Schlatter disease and on 30 normal subjects; in 45 pathological cases (55%) comparative X-ray films were taken. The ultrasound pictures were equally or more effective than X-ray images in 45/45 cases; their value was particularly marked for soft tissue study. The typical sonographic changes of the ossification center, of the cartilage, and of the surrounding soft tissues are described and classified, both for Osgood-Schlatter and for Sinding-Larsen-Johansson diseases. These signs are based mainly upon cartilage swelling and edema, fragmentation of the ossification center, thickening of the patellar tendon, and bursitis of the infra-patellar bursa. Ultrasonography is proposed as a simple and reliable method for the diagnosis of knee joint osteochondrosis. The ultrasound picture is also suitable for periodical follow-up the course of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalSkeletal Radiology
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1989

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Osteochondrosis
Osteogenesis
Cartilage
Ultrasonography
Knee
Bursitis
Patellar Ligament
X-Ray Film
Knee Joint
Edema
X-Rays

Keywords

  • Knee
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Patella
  • Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease
  • Sonography
  • Tibial tuberosity

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Ultrasonic diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter and Sinding-Larsen-Johansson diseases of the knee. / De Flaviis, Luca; Nessi, Renato; Scaglione, Pietro; Balconi, Giuseppe; Albisetti, Walter; Derchi, Lorenzo E.

In: Skeletal Radiology, Vol. 18, No. 3, 05.1989, p. 193-197.

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De Flaviis, L, Nessi, R, Scaglione, P, Balconi, G, Albisetti, W & Derchi, LE 1989, 'Ultrasonic diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter and Sinding-Larsen-Johansson diseases of the knee', Skeletal Radiology, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 193-197. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00360969
De Flaviis, Luca ; Nessi, Renato ; Scaglione, Pietro ; Balconi, Giuseppe ; Albisetti, Walter ; Derchi, Lorenzo E. / Ultrasonic diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter and Sinding-Larsen-Johansson diseases of the knee. In: Skeletal Radiology. 1989 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 193-197.
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