2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part B
MRI evaluation of knee trauma and its correlation with clinical examination and arthroscopic findings
Dr. Arushi Dhall, Dr. Sachin Agrawal, Dr. BB Thukral and Dr. Arunim Swarup
Knee joint is the largest and complex joint of the body and also most frequently injured joint in sportsmen due to the lack of bony support. The stability of the joint is highly dependent on its supporting ligamentous structures; therefore, injuries of ligaments and menisci are extremely common. MRI has virtually replaced conventional arthrography and other modalities for the evaluation of menisci and cruciate ligaments . Compared with CT scans, MRI provides superior anatomic and pathological status of soft tissues, ligaments, fibro cartilage and articular cartilage. Since the 1980’s, diagnostic arthroscopy has been used frequently to show intra-articular abnormalities with more than 95% accuracy depending on the expertise of the arthroscopist . During arthroscopy, all the internal structures are visualized, the abnormality detected and treated as well. MRI has enormous impact on musculoskeletal imaging and knee is the most frequently imaged joint. It is non- invasive and does not require ionizing radiation. Advantages of MRI include excellent inherent soft tissue contrast, multiplanar imaging capability, lack of patient exposure to radiation, ability to visualize ligaments, tendons, articular cartilages, menisci, para-articular soft tissues and the bone marrow.
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Dr. Arushi Dhall, Dr. Sachin Agrawal, Dr. BB Thukral, Dr. Arunim Swarup. MRI evaluation of knee trauma and its correlation with clinical examination and arthroscopic findings. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2021;4(1):84-87. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2021.v4.i1b.166