The diagnostic value and limitation of magnetic resonance imaging on chondral lesions in the knee joint.

@article{Ochi1994TheDV,
  title={The diagnostic value and limitation of magnetic resonance imaging on chondral lesions in the knee joint.},
  author={Masami Ochi and Yoshio Sumen and Toyohiko Kanda and Yoshikazu Ikuta and Kyo Itoh},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={1994},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={176-83}
}
Chondral lesions of the knee joint, which have been detected via arthrotomy or arthroscopy, were examined prospectively and retrospectively through a review of previously obtained magnetic resonance images (MRIs). The study group was composed of 34 men and 29 women whose average age was 24.6 years. Of these 63 patients, there were 72 articular cartilage lesions in 65 knees. On retrospective analysis, the sensitivity of MRI, which was defined as a true positive reading for softening… CONTINUE READING

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