Chondral lesions of the patella evaluated with computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and arthroscopy.

In a small series of cadaver knees, experimentally created lesions of the patellar cartilage were compared using contrast computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Contrast CT was able to recognize only 50% of the lesions smaller than 3-mm diameter at the first attempt, and none of the lesions of 0.8 mm. MR imaging detected all the… CONTINUE READING