Preoperative MRI of Articular Cartilage in the Knee: A Practical Approach

Russell C. Fritz, Akshay S. Chaudhari, Robert D. Boutin

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Abstract

Articular cartilage of the knee can be evaluated with high accuracy by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in preoperative patients with knee pain, but image quality and reporting are variable. This article discusses the normal MRI appearance of articular cartilage as well as the common MRI abnormalities of knee cartilage that may be considered for operative treatment. This article focuses on a practical approach to preoperative MRI of knee articular cartilage using routine MRI techniques. Current and future directions of knee MRI related to articular cartilage are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20may0009ssa
Pages (from-to)1088-1099
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Knee Surgery
Volume33
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cartilage
  • knee
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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