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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 52

Where does magnetic resonance imaging stand in the diagnosis of knee injuries?


1 Department of Orthopedic, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Orthopedic, Kashani Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Department of Orthopedic; Medical Students Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
4 Medical Students Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mahdi Motififard
Department of Orthopedic, Alzahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Sofeh Street, Isfahan
Iran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1735-1995.187256

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Background: The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of knee injuries. Materials and Methods: Ninety-eight consecutive patients were enrolled in the study. In all patients, MRI and arthroscopy were performed and the results were compared. Results: MRI was most sensitive in the detection of medial meniscus injuries, and the highest specificity and negative predictive value (NPV) were found in the detection of posterior cruciate ligament injuries. Conclusion: MRI is a valuable tool, and according to its high NPV, normal MRI can prevent unnecessary arthroscopic interventions.


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