Journal Article Critique

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The electronic reserve I chose to report on.
Kim, S. K., Park, J. M., Choi, J. E., Rhee, S. K., & Shim, S. I. (2010). Intratendinous ganglion cyst of the semimembranosus tendon. British Journal of Radiology, 83(988), 79.


With this article, it describes the pathology and etiology in the middle age with two diagnoses for tendinopathy, and colcinosis with pathology on collateral ligaments in the middle age.
It describes the calcification within the fibular collateral ligament. It pertains to a 52-year-old man that was presented with tenderness and pain over the lateral aspect of the left knee. According to the patient, it occurred from a fall on the stairs and the twisting of the left knee.
Some of the tests that were taken such as with a tomography showed signs of myofascial edema in the lateral soft tissue. The differential diagnosis stated that it could exclude acute ligamentous injury, fracture or infection and also after the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) it also excluded avulsion fracture. After concluding that the oral cortex was intact with a smooth contour their diagnosis was Periarticular calcification that could be determined from the MRI and CT scans. The other diagnosis was hydroxyapatite depositon with confirmed calcification in the fibular collateral.
My concern with both of these diagnosis’s would be that if both found the same thing in the testing how can there be two different conclusions on what is occurring in the gentlemen’s knee . In addition, it stated that hydroxyapatite deposition only occurs in the shoulder, wrist, hand, elbow, foot, neck, and lumbar spine. If this is true, how can we say that this diagnosis is correct and call it a rare occurrence? With this kind of medical division on what this person has how do we determine the proper way to treat and correct the problem of calcification occurring again. It is realized that…...

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