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that begins in the greater trochanter and extends in a longitudinal fashion into the medullary canal without crossing to the opposite cortex.63 The results of MRI in such cases can have therapeutic implications by demonstrating the extent to which the fracture crosses the medullary canal.63

In addition to osseous injuries of the hip, MRI successfully reveals injuries of the paraarticular soft

FIGURE 4.16. Type III (complete avulsion) injury of the left ad- tendon (arrow). (B) Axial T2-weighted fat-suppressed image reveals ductor longus muscle. (A) Coronal proton density fat-suppressed im- abnormal high signal (indicative of edema or hemorrhage) in and age of both hips shows complete detachment of the proximal ad- around the left adductor longus muscle belly (arrow). ductor longus tendon with approximately 2.5-cm retraction of the

FIGURE 4.16. Type III (complete avulsion) injury of the left ad- tendon (arrow). (B) Axial T2-weighted fat-suppressed image reveals ductor longus muscle. (A) Coronal proton density fat-suppressed im- abnormal high signal (indicative of edema or hemorrhage) in and age of both hips shows complete detachment of the proximal ad- around the left adductor longus muscle belly (arrow). ductor longus tendon with approximately 2.5-cm retraction of the

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