The Musculoskeletal subspecialty has a great impact in the treatment of diseases or injuries of the joints, bones, muscles and spine, affecting patients in both adult and paediatric age groups. The Musculoskeletal Imaging division at Star is one of the leading departments for Musculoskeletal Radiology in India using plain Radiology, Ultrasonography, CT and MRI. Musculoskeletal problems can result from work accidents and sports injuries, to genetics and lifestyle choices. This division provides expert diagnosis in:
The PORTO knee testing device is unique, in that it helps to functionally evaluate the instability of the knee in an MRI scanner. A patient may have an ACL or PCL tear, but whether it is actually causing the instability of the knee [both anteroposterior and rotational], can be evaluated. This helps in the decision making process for surgery. This device also helps in assessing an operated knee, as to whether there is a residual or recurrent instability post-surgery.