The Normal Acromioclavicular Joint: An In Vivo Multidetector CT (MDCT) Morphometric and Biometric Cross Sectional Feasibility StudyNouh MR1*, Doweidar AA2, El-Aziz Amr HA2, El-Refae DI3, Ashry MH4 and Al-Kandri SR2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mohamed Ragab Nouh
Department of Radiology and Clinical Imaging
Faculty of Medicine
Alexandria 21599, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: March 27, 2017; Accepted Date: April 17, 2017; Published Date: April 24, 2017
Citation: Nouh MR, Doweidar AA, El-Aziz Amr HA, El-Refae DI, Ashry MH, et al. (2017) The Normal Acromioclavicular Joint: An In Vivo Multidetector CT (MDCT) Morphometric and Biometric Cross Sectional Feasibility Study. OMICS J Radiol 6: 260. doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000260
Copyright: © 2017 Nouh MR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aim: To determine the morphometric and biometric measurements of the normal Acromioclavicular (AC) joint on MDCT. Materials and methods: 33 volunteers (32 males and 1 female) and 17 patients (16 Male and 1 female) with clinical and radiographic evidences of AC separations were enrolled in this study. Two observers, blinded to the clinical data, assessed multiple AC joint morphologic and biometric variables. These were statistically attested for inter-observer variability and differences between the volunteers and diseased subjects. Results: The anterior and posterior axial AC joint distances were the only statistically significant variables measuring 0.59 ± 0.27 cm and 0.26 ± 0.11 cm in volunteers, and 0.88 ± 0.3 cm and 0.49 ± 0.39 cm in the AC separation group. The remaining attested variables were not statistically significant. Conclusion: On MDCT, the normal AC joint articular facet morphology shows great variability. The axial anterior and posterior AC joint distances measures 0.59 ± 0.27 and 0.26 ± 0.11 cm; respectively in supine neutral resting position.