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Diagnosis of chondromalacia patellae using CT arthrography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7128599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using anatomical specimens for experimental investigations, the physical-technical prerequisites for proper demonstration of the femoro-patellar articulation were determined and the following results obtained: hyaline cartilage possesses an attenuation value of 25-35 HU; artificial lesions from 1 mm. deep and 2 mm. wide minimum can be visualized; the use of positive contrast medium is best suited for demonstration of chondral lesions. In clinical practice we found that the various stages of cartilaginous degeneration peculiar to chondromalacia (Fründ I to III) are clearly demonstrated by CT arthrography. In CT the predisposing changes in the morphology of the patella and the femoro-patellar articulation are more precisely defined than in conventional tangential roentgenograms. In 69 cases the CT arthrographic findings could be verified at operation. However, the extent and severity of the lesions was, at times, underestimated.
M Reiser; P M Karpf; P Bernett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of radiology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0720-048X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Radiol     Publication Date:  1982 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-12-21     Completed Date:  1982-12-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106411     Medline TA:  Eur J Radiol     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage Diseases / pathology,  radiography*
Cartilage, Articular / pathology,  radiography
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Patella / pathology,  radiography*
Technology, Radiologic
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*

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