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[The effectivity of magnetic resonance imaging findings in the diagnosis of bucket handle meniscal tears].
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PMID:  23145757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to test the efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation by a group who were blinded to the arthroscopic diagnosis in patients with known bucket handle meniscal tears.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, MRI scans of 28 patients who were operated due to bucket handle meniscal tear with sufficient documentation were evaluated. Radiographic evaluation was performed by two different groups, including an orthopedist and radiologist. In the first group, evaluation of MRI scans was performed by the specialists who were aware of the arthroscopic diagnosis and marked the defined MRI signs of bucket handle meniscal tear. In the second group, evaluation was done, remaining blinded to the diagnosis, with only initial complaints at admission. The second group also evaluated the MRI scans and marked the pathologic signs. The sensitivity of radiological signs marked by both groups was compared. Invariables were found using blinded evaluation.
RESULTS: Double posterior cruciate ligament and free fragment in the intercondylar notch were invariable sensitivities found in the MRI scans by blinded evaluation. The sensitivity of coronal truncation, anterior flip and any free fragment signs were significantly decreased in the setting of blinded evaluation.
CONCLUSION: Preoperative differentiation of reparable bucket-handle tears from irreparable is of utmost importance. As meniscal repair improves knee stability and functional results, surgical repair of meniscal injuries particularly in younger individuals who are scheduled for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction have a positive effect on clinical outcomes.
Mehmet Türker; Ozgür Cetik; Meriç Cırpar; Mehmet Yalçınozan; Ruhi Barış Cömert; Talat Simşek
Publication Detail:
Type:  English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eklem hastalıkları ve cerrahisi = Joint diseases & related surgery     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1309-0313     ISO Abbreviation:  Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101265191     Medline TA:  Eklem Hastalik Cerrahisi     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  tur     Pagination:  145-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Medical Faculty of Kırıkkale University, 71100 Kırıkkale, Turkey.
Vernacular Title:
Kova sapı menisküs yırtığı tanısında manyetik rezonans görüntüleme bulgularının etkinliği.
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