Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzslmn / M / 38 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzwhale.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Left Elbow Joint.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O pain and swelling over the inner side of the left elbow with limitation of joint movements since 3 months.
M.R.I. of the left elbow joint was performed using the following parameters :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted (with fat saturation) axial images.
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted (with fat saturation) sagittal images.
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and STIR coronal images.
There was a fixed flexion deformity at the left elbow joint.
The distal end of the left humures (including the epicondyles, trochlea and the capitellum), the proximal end of the radius and the ulna bones show normal signal intensity. Marginal osteophytes/new bone formation is noted along the inferior margin of the radial head, along the margins of the olecranon and coronoid processes and along the proximal end of the ulna. Slight remodelling of the radial head is also noted.
The articular cartilage in the radio-humeral joint appears slightly thinned. The annular ligament is unremarkable.
A small left elbow joint effusion is noted.
No obvious soft tissue mass lesion is identified around the visualized left elbow joint.
Fixed flexion deformity at the left elbow joint with marginal osteophytes/new bone formation and slight remodelling of the radial head as described is not specific for a single etiology. These changes may be the sequelae of a previous inflammatory arthritis with secondary osetoarthritis. The possibility of a post-traumatic etiology seems less likely.