Meniscal tears of the knee: accuracy of MR imaging.

  title={Meniscal tears of the knee: accuracy of MR imaging.},
  author={John V. Crues and Jerrold H. Mink and Tally Levy and M Lotysch and David W. Stoller},
  volume={164 2},
Before surgery, 277 menisci in 144 knees were examined with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. They were then examined directly with arthroscopy or arthrotomy. Menisci were graded on a scale of 1-3 according to the character of the intrameniscal MR imaging signal. At surgery, 137 of 154 (89%) menisci exhibiting only grade 1 or grade 2 signal were found to be normal. One hundred sixteen of 123 (94%) menisci exhibiting intrameniscal signal communicating with a meniscal articular surface (grade 3… CONTINUE READING
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