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With MR imaging, proximal ITB tears present as areas of increased signal intensity on T2 weighted images adjacent to iliac tubercle. In lower grade injuries, the proximal ITB remains intact (5a) and possibly thickened. Surrounding soft tissue edema can involve the adjacent gluteal musculature and fascial planes. Higher grade injuries present with partial or complete interruption of ITB elements. (5b) In Sher’s report there were four partial tears of the ITB substance and three that presented as expansion and edema of the ITB substance. According to Huang and others, overuse injuries tend to be low-grade partial tears confined to the iliac attachment. Marrow edema of the iliac tubercle is a common finding and Huang and others attributed it to enthesopathy from chronic microtrauma. In some patients, enthesophyte formation can occur at the level of the iliac tubercle. (5c and 5d)

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The scanning protocol with MR imaging should be done with imaging in the coronal and axial planes with proton density and/or T2 weighted images preferably with fat suppression technique. T1 weighted imaging should be performed in at least one imaging plane. The imaging should be done with a field of view that includes only the iliac crest of interest. If the imaging protocol for a hip is used, the proximal ITB will not be optimally visualized and may be partially or completely excluded from the field of view.

MR imaging is likely to have a prominent role in the evaluation of ITB syndrome. MR imaging is an excellent modality for evaluating the musculoskeletal system and it can be expected that MR evaluation of the ITB enthesis would be no exception. The articles from Sher and Huang demonstrate that the findings typical of ITB syndrome are well demonstrated with MR imaging. 2


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Other conditions in this area of the body may include pain arising from the adductor muscles, the hip joint or obturator nerve. Osteitis pubis (inflammation of the pubic bones) is very often over-diagnosed, but there is an extensive list of different causes. Clinical examination and a sound knowledge of groin anatomy are of paramount importance in reaching an exact diagnosis. An MRI scan may exclude other significant pathology, but exact localisation of the pain can only be done by an expert with a full knowledge of the underlying anatomy. Many specialists consider that athletes with groin pain have some kind of hernia and call it a 'sportsman's hernia', despite the fact that often a hernia does not exist!

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A groin strain is analogous to tennis elbow, whereby it has been proven to be due to an ‘enthesopathy' of the insertion of the extensor tendon onto the periostium of the lateral epicondyle of the humerus - that is to say the insertion (the enthesis) has become inflamed and pathological. In severe cases of tennis elbow, dividing the extensor tendon surgically improves the pain and allows full recovery. Using similar principles, dividing the ligamentous attachments around the pubic tubercle will relieve groin pain in athletes.

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Treatment for enthesopathy includes treating any underlying causes, as well as anti-inflammatory medication to reduce pain and inflammation. Resting the connective tissue may also allow the damaged tissues to heal. Severe cases of enthesopathy may require steroid injections to relieve symptoms of pain and swelling. If conservative treatments are not effective, surgery may be recommended to drain fluid or repair damaged joints.

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Enthesopathy is diagnosed after a physical examination and a review of symptoms. Additional tests may be conducted to rule out any underlying conditions and may include: