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Magnetic resonance imaging of the postoperative knee.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10616814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Due to the recent development of arthroscopic techniques in meniscal surgery and anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, an increasing number of postoperative patients are referred for a magnetic resonance examination of the knee because of recurrent injury. Contrary to the nonoperative patient, T2-weighted sequences and, in unequivocal cases, magnetic resonance arthrography play the most important role in the evaluation of a possible meniscal retear. In patients with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, the changes of the magnetic resonance appearance of the anterior cruciate ligament graft during the first year after surgery must be considered in the diagnosis of retears. Recent developments in articular cartilage defect repair and the possible role of magnetic resonance imaging in the follow-up are discussed.
S Trattnig; T Rand; C Czerny; R Stocker; M Breitenseher; F Kainberger; H Imhof
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0899-3459     ISO Abbreviation:  Top Magn Reson Imaging     Publication Date:  1999 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-18     Completed Date:  2000-01-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8913523     Medline TA:  Top Magn Reson Imaging     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Osteology and MRI, Universitätsklinik für Radiodiagnostik, AKH Vienna, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Anterior Cruciate Ligament / injuries,  pathology,  surgery
Cartilage, Articular / surgery
Chondrocytes / transplantation
Follow-Up Studies
Knee Injuries / diagnosis,  surgery
Knee Joint / surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Menisci, Tibial / injuries,  pathology,  surgery
Patellar Ligament / pathology,  transplantation
Postoperative Care

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