|Patient: 56 year old male|
|History: 56 year old male with medial elbow pain and swelling|
| Findings: |
Coronal Stir shows abnormal high signal and a complete disruption of the common flexor tendon adjacent to the medial epicondyle. A small joint effusion is noted. The underlying ulnar collateral ligament is intact, best demonstrated on the coronal T1-WI.
|Diagnosis: Complete tear of common flexor tendon at medial epicondyle.|
| Discussion: |
Complete tear of the common flexor tendon can be one the findings at MRI in medial epicondylitis, an overuse tendinopathy of the flexor pronator group (FPG).
- Due to chronic valgus stress
- Associated with dominant hand in golf and throwing sports
- Golfer's elbow
- Thrower's elbow
- Best diagnostic clue: thickening and increased signal intensity within flexor pronator group muscle, tnedon at level of medial epicondyle
- Location: FPG origin from the medial epicondyle
- tendon degeneration, partial tear, tendon disruption, and muscle strain.
- abnormal signal with possible alteration in tendon thickness on T2W images in tendon degeneration and partial tear. Discontinuity = complete tear
| References: |
1. Kaplan, PA. ... [et al.] Musculoskeletal MRI. 1st edition. Saunders, 2001.
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Case Number: 5284764Last Updated: 07-11-2006 The reader is fully responsible for confirming the accuracy of this content.
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