[Value of radiographic examination of the knee joint for the orthopedic surgeon].

@article{Pietsch2006ValueOR,
  title={[Value of radiographic examination of the knee joint for the orthopedic surgeon].},
  author={M. Pietsch and Siegfried Hofmann},
  journal={Der Radiologe},
  year={2006},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={
          55-64
        }
}
Extended radiographic examinations offer excellent options for diagnosis and strategy for treatment of the knee joint. The whole-leg radiograph is indispensable in measuring alignment for osteotomy or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Fluoroscopically assisted varus-valgus stress radiographs provide the possibility for verifying mechanical function of the implanted knee prosthesis. Ultrasound examinations have been widely replaced by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI is the golden standard to… CONTINUE READING