MR imaging features of osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral sulcus

Robert D Boutin, Jennifer A. Januario, Arthur H. Newberg, Cooper R. Gundry, Joel S. Newman

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. The objective of this study was to describe the MR imaging features of osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral sulcus, which have not been described previously. CONCLUSION. Osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral sulcus has been recognized as a unique clinical and radiographic entity, warranting early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Although this type of osteochondritis dissecans may be inconspicuous on radiography, fast spin-echo proton density-weighted and T2-weighted MR imaging sequences allow evaluation for articular cartilage integrity and lesion stability. Because of the orientation of the femoral sulcus, osteochondritis dissecans involving the femoral sulcus is best evaluated on axial and sagittal images.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-645
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume180
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Boutin, R. D., Januario, J. A., Newberg, A. H., Gundry, C. R., & Newman, J. S. (2003). MR imaging features of osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral sulcus. American Journal of Roentgenology, 180(3), 641-645.