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MRIís are Increasingly Important in Orthopaedics

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has become an increasingly important diagnostic tool for most Orthopaedic Surgeons. For example, itís accuracy in diagnosing complex wrist ligament injuries is superior to arthroscopy.

Identification of ligament injuries in the wrist can be one of the most difficult diagnostic problems in Orthopaedic Surgery.

MRI can also be used to identify or display almost every type of spinal tissue or pathology including intervertebral disc, facet joint degeneration, spinal canal stenosis, vascular disorders and trauma to the spine.

It is a rapidly evolving field. Many more sophisticated uses of MRI will undoubtedly be on the way in the next few years.