Sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging for detection of patellofemoral articular cartilage defects.

@article{Harris2012SensitivityOM,
  title={Sensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging for detection of patellofemoral articular cartilage defects.},
  author={Joshua D Harris and Robert Henry Brophy and Guang Jia and Brandon A. Price and Michael V. Knopp and Robert A. Siston and David C. Flanigan},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 11},
  pages={1728-37}
}
PURPOSE Chondral defects within the patellofemoral compartment are common and lack the ability to heal on their own. Early detection of these lesions with a noninvasive modality would be beneficial in delaying or preventing their possible progression to osteoarthritis. We hypothesized that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a sensitive, specific, and accurate imaging modality for the detection of patellofemoral chondral defects with substantial interobserver reliability and that MRI has a… CONTINUE READING