Incidental meniscal findings on knee MRI in middle-aged and elderly persons.

@article{Englund2008IncidentalMF,
  title={Incidental meniscal findings on knee MRI in middle-aged and elderly persons.},
  author={Martin Englund and Ali Guermazi and Dan Gale and David J. Hunter and Piran Aliabadi and Margaret Clancy and David T. Felson},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={359 11},
  pages={1108-15}
}
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee is often performed in patients who have knee symptoms of unclear cause. When meniscal tears are found, it is commonly assumed that the symptoms are attributable to them. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the prevalence of meniscal damage in the general population and the association of meniscal tears with knee symptoms and with radiographic evidence of osteoarthritis. METHODS We studied persons from Framingham, Massachusetts… CONTINUE READING
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