Describe injury patterns in high energy, lower extremity, injuries. Discuss classification systems, approaches to imaging and pitfalls in diagnosis. Special emphasis will be placed on what is common and what is likely to be overlooked.
The presentation will consider low energy and repetitive injuries to the Pelvis and proximal femur; Knee; Tibia and Fibula; Ankle and finally forefoot. Bony pathologies discussed will include stress, insufficiency and avulsion injuries. Muscle injuries will be demonstrated using US and MRI, and include acute and chronic tears, contusion and myositis ossificans. Discussion of ligament injuries will emphasise the relative roles of US, MRI, and MR arthrography, and associated disorders in adjacent tendons, the sinus tarsi and subtalar articulation.
After attending this program, the attendee will be able to: 1) Understand the ways that the immature skeleton of the lower extremity responds to trauma. 2) Recognize pediatric lower extremity injuries in their more subtle forms. 3) Develop a plan for the use of advanced imaging studies such as US, CT, and MRI for diagnosis and management of such injuries.