Magnetic resonance imaging assessment for unicompartmental knee replacement: a limited role.

@article{Sharpe2001MagneticRI,
  title={Magnetic resonance imaging assessment for unicompartmental knee replacement: a limited role.},
  author={I E Sharpe and Prudencia N. M. Tyrrell and Stephen H White},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={213-8}
}
The purpose of this study was to see if MRI has a role in pre-operative assessment of patients for unicompartmental knee replacement. Until now, surgeons have been unable to predict whether a patient is suitable until the operation itself when the anterior cruciate ligament is inspected. We found that 33% of patients with anteromedial osteoarthritis had a degenerate anterior cruciate ligament according to magnetic resonance imaging, compared to only 13% on surgical inspection. We conclude that… CONTINUE READING