Evidence-Based Orthopaedics   |    
Diagnostic Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Knee Differs According to Lesion

View Disclosures and Other Information
Sources of funding: In part, Vereniging Trustfonds Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam foundation; Gerrit Jan Mulder Stichting foundation; University Hospital Rotterdam.
For correspondence: Dr. M.G.M. Hunink, Erasmus University Medical Center Rotterdam, Dr Molewaterplein 50, Rm EE21—40a, 3015 GE Rotterdam, the Netherlands. E-mail address:hunink@epib.fgg.eur.nl
Oei EH, Nikken JJ, Verstijnen AC, Ginai AZ, Myriam Hunink MG. MR Imaging of the Menisci and Cruciate Ligaments: A Systematic Review.
. 2003 Mar 226: 837-48.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003 Nov 01;85(11):2258-2258
5 Recommendations (Recommend) | 3 Comments | Saved by 3 Users Save Case


Questions: Is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the knee accurate in detecting tears of the menisci and cruciate ligaments? Do study design characteristics and magnetic field strength affect diagnostic performance?Data sources: Studies were identified through a search of MEDLINE (1991 to 2000) with use of the search terms "magnetic resonance imaging," "knee," "meniscus," "cruciate ligament," and "arthroscopy."Study selection: Studies included were those in the English-language literature that compared MRI with arthroscopy for detecting lesions of the medial or lateral meniscus, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), or posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in =30 patients; defined positivity criteria for MRI; and reported magnetic field strength. Studies were excluded if patients were infants or adolescents, MRI was used for postoperative evaluation, the study design was case-control, results were reported only in terms of the medial and lateral meniscus combined, various magnetic strengths were used, or only specific features and indirect signs of knee lesions were assessed at the time of MRI.
Figures in this Article

    First Page Preview

    View Large
    First page PDF preview
    Sign In to Your Personal ProfileSign In To Access Full Content
    Not a Subscriber?
    Get online access for 30 days for $35
    New to JBJS?
    Sign up for a full subscription to both the print and online editions
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities, to comment on public articles, or to sign up for alerts.
    Register for a FREE limited account to get full access to all CME activities
    Have a subscription to the print edition?
    Current subscribers to The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery in either the print or quarterly DVD formats receive free online access to JBJS.org.
    Forgot your password?
    Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a reminder to the email address on record.

    Forgot your username or need assistance? Please contact customer service at subs@jbjs.org. If your access is provided
    by your institution, please contact you librarian or administrator for username and password information. Institutional
    administrators, to reset your institution's master username or password, please contact subs@jbjs.org


    Accreditation Statement
    These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    CME Activities Associated with This Article
    Submit a Comment
    Please read the other comments before you post yours. Contributors must reveal any conflict of interest.
    Comments are moderated and will appear on the site at the discretion of JBJS editorial staff.

    * = Required Field
    (if multiple authors, separate names by comma)
    Example: John Doe

    Related Content
    The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery
    JBJS Case Connector
    Topic Collections
    Related Audio and Videos
    Clinical Trials
    Readers of This Also Read...
    JBJS Jobs
    Georgia - Choice Care Occupational Medicine & Orthopaedics
    Pennsylvania - Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center