Postoperative magnetic resonance imaging of articular cartilage repair

L. Alparslan, C. S. Winalski, Robert D Boutin, T. Minas

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The treatment of articular cartilage injuries remains a challenge because cartilage has a limited capacity for spontaneous repair. Over the past decade, a number of surgical interventions have been developed to produce a durable repair. This article reviews the available treatment options, including their indications, technique, and clinical results, and illustrates the MR imaging appearance of normal repair sites and postoperative complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-363
Number of pages19
JournalSeminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Articular cartilage
  • Autologous chondrocyte transplantation
  • Cartilage repair
  • Cartilage transplantation
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Microfracture
  • Osteochondral transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Surgery


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