Diagnosis of chondral lesions of the knee joint: can MRI replace arthroscopy?

@article{Friemert2004DiagnosisOC,
  title={Diagnosis of chondral lesions of the knee joint: can MRI replace arthroscopy?},
  author={Benedikt Friemert and Y. Oberl{\"a}nder and Wolfram O. Schwarz and H. J. H{\"a}berle and Wolfgang B{\"a}hren and Heinz Gerngross and Burkhardt Danz},
  journal={Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy},
  year={2004},
  volume={12},
  pages={58-64}
}
The role of magnetic resonance tomography (MRI) for the diagnosis of chondral lesions of the knee joint is still unclear. The sensitivity of the method ranges from 15% to 96%. The scope of our daily experiences showed that there were considerable deviations between the tomographical and arthoscopical results, which vary from the results of experimental studies. Therefore we have conducted a prospective study to investigate the question of how MRI can replace arthroscopy (ASC) in the diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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