Marcello Zappia
University of Molise
AnatomyRadiologySoft tissueSurgeryMagnetic resonance imagingUltrasoundPhysical therapyRotator cuffAnkleArthroscopyMEDLINELigamentNeuroradiologyClinical PracticeTendonAchilles tendonBicepsMr imagingNuclear medicineMedical imagingRadiographyInterventional radiologyOrthopedic surgeryMedicine
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21H-index
1,072Citations
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#1Marcello Zappia (UNIMOL: University of Molise)H-Index: 21
Last. Pier Paolo Mariani (Sapienza University of Rome)H-Index: 22
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BACKGROUND The posteromedial meniscal region is gaining interest among orthopedic surgeons, as lesions of this area has been reported to be significantly associated with anterior cruciate ligament tears. The current imaging literature is unclear. PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic performance of MR in the detection of meniscal ramp lesions having arthroscopy as reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively included 56 patients (mean age of 25 ± 7 years; 14 females) from January to...
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#1Marcello Zappia (UNIMOL: University of Molise)H-Index: 21
#2Francesco AscioneH-Index: 10
Last. Luca Brunese (UNIMOL: University of Molise)H-Index: 27
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Background The main aim of this study was to evaluate the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and interobserver agreement in the identification of the comma sign. The second objective was to look for a correlation between the comma sign and the detachment of the superficial fascia of the subscapularis. Materials and methods Two radiologists, blinded to the arthroscopic findings, retrospectively assessed the magnetic resonance images of 110 shoulders and were asked to assess the prese...
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#1Marcello Zappia (UNIMOL: University of Molise)H-Index: 21
#2Francesco AscioneH-Index: 10
Last. Luca Brunese (UNIMOL: University of Molise)H-Index: 27
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OBJECTIVE The aim of this work was to evaluate the inter-observer agreement and diagnostic performance values of 7 MRI signs (3 known and 4 new) of long head biceps tendon instability. MATERIALS AND METHODS MRI of 86 patients were retrospectively evaluated. Inter-observer agreement and diagnostic performance of each diagnostic sign and of all combined signs (with the exception of detour sign) were tested for identification of biceps tendon instability, with arthroscopy as the reference standard....
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#1Marco MarcarelliH-Index: 5
#2Marcello Zappia (UNIMOL: University of Molise)H-Index: 21
Last. Antonio GrazianoH-Index: 23
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(1) Background: Focal chondral defects of the knee can significantly impair patient quality of life. Although different options are available, they are still not conclusive and have several limitations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of autologous cartilage micrografts in the treatment of knee chondropathy. (2) Methods: Eight patients affected by knee chondropathy were evaluated before and after 6 months and 3 years following autologous cartilage micrografts by magnetic resonance...
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#1Nicola Maggialetti (UNIMOL: University of Molise)H-Index: 11
#2Cristina FerrariH-Index: 24
Last. Giuseppe RubiniH-Index: 21
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Objective Whole body low dose computed tomography (WBLDCT) is the first-choice imaging modality to identify bone involvement in multiple myeloma (MM). Because the unenhanced LDCT co-registered to positron emission tomography (PET) (LDCT/PET) has similar technical characteristics to WBLDCT, we aimed to assess its reliability in the detection of bone disease, for employing fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) PET/CT as unique multimodality imaging method in MM patients. Subjects and methods Th...
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Unrecognized posterior shoulder dislocation with a concomitant humeral head fracture affects joint function and no consensus exists regarding treatment. The present study analyses clinical and radiographic outcomes of a novel arthroscopic technique for reducing chronic locked posterior shoulder dislocation associated with subscapularis remplissage. The study comprises a retrospective analysis of consecutive chronic posterior locked shoulders (CPLS) with minimum 2-years follow-up of patients who ...
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#1Pierpaolo PalumboH-Index: 9
#2Federico Bruno (University of L'Aquila)H-Index: 15
Last. Antonio Barile (University of L'Aquila)H-Index: 30
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Spondylodiscitis (SD) is one of the main causes of back pain. Although the low mortality, high morbidity is related to spondilodiscitys, leading spine instability, chronic pain or neurological deficit. Diagnostic imaging plays a primary role in diagnosing spondylodiscitis. However different accuracy is highlighted by different diagnostic tool, depending also on timing of disease which represents a cardinal element for the phenotypic manifestation of the disease, beyond spatial resolution and tis...
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#1Federico Bruno (University of L'Aquila)H-Index: 15
#2Pierpaolo Palumbo (University of L'Aquila)H-Index: 9
Last. Antonio Barile (University of L'Aquila)H-Index: 30
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Degenerative tendon pathology represents one of the most frequent and disabling musculoskeletal disorders. Diagnostic radiology plays a fundamental role in the clinical evaluation of tendon pathologies. Moreover, several minimally invasive treatments can be performed under imaging guidance to treat tendon disorders, maximizing the efficacy and reducing procedural complications. In this review article we describe the most relevant diagnostic features of conventional and advanced US and MRI imagin...
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#1Federico CabitzaH-Index: 22
#2Andrea CampagnerH-Index: 6
Last. Luca Maria SconfienzaH-Index: 37
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#1Vito ChiancaH-Index: 12
#2Marcello Zappia (UNIMOL: University of Molise)H-Index: 21
Last. Nicola MaffulliH-Index: 130
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The Achilles tendon is one of the most commonly ruptured tendons in the human body. Minimally invasive and open surgical repairs are commonly undertaken to manage acute Achilles ruptures. This article describes the postoperative imaging findings and their evolution after surgery. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging provide crucial information regarding the morphology, structure, vascularization and mobility of the Achilles tendon on the surrounding planes. Morphologically, a repaired tendo...
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