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Imaging evaluation of meniscal injury of the knee joint

A comparative MR imaging and arthroscopic study
  • Cheng-Yen Chang
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, 201 Shih Pai Road Section 2, Taipei 11217, Taiwan. Tel.: +886-2-28757043, 7005; fax: +886-2-28769310
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    Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan

    National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
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  • Hung-Ta Hondar Wu
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    Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei 11217, Taiwan

    National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
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  • Tung-Fu Huang
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    Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

    National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
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  • Hsiao-Li Ma
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    Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

    National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
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  • Shih-Chieh Hung
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    Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

    National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
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      Abstract

      To evaluate the efficacy of MR imaging in the diagnosis and classification of meniscal tear of the knee joint, we retrospectively characterized the MR features of 78 meniscal tears in 148 patients according to the Mesgarzadeh's criteria. The results showed that the sensitivity and specificity for meniscal tears were 92% and 87%, respectively. Type VI meniscal tear was the most common type, especially in displaced meniscal tear. MR is a reliable diagnostic tool for meniscal tears and associated cruciate ligament injury.

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