Enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the first metatarsal after a bunionectomy

JB Chen Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA.

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Unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging diagnoses osteonecrosis on the basis of loss of fatty marrow and the presence of edema. Enhanced magnetic resonance imaging, however, directly assesses marrow perfusion and allows earlier prediction of osteonecrosis after a bunionectomy.

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