IMAGING SPECTRUM OF MENISCAL TEARS OF THE KNEE IN A TERTIARY CENTRE WITH ARTHROSCOPY CORRELATION.

Dr. Vijayakumary B, Dr. Harikumaran Nair G S, Dr. Roy N, Dr. Anithakumari B

Abstract


In our study, we have imaged about 92 cases of knee by magnetic resonance imaging. Spectrum of meniscal tears are
studied in these cases and the meniscal tears are classied into vertical (longitudinal), horizontal (longitudinal), ap,
radial and bucket handle tears based on the characteristic MRI appearance. Arthroscopy was considered as gold standard. The sensitivity,
specicity and accuracy obtained on correlating MRI ndings with arthroscopy were 96.3%, 81.82% and 94.57% respectively. Various
congurations of meniscal tears were also correlated with arthroscopy ndings separately. Among the various congurations of meniscal tears,
detection of the bucket handle tear and complex tear by MRI has high specicity and accuracy. The sensitivity for the detection of the bucket
handle tear is 100%, where as sensitivity for the detection of the complex tear is relatively low


Keywords


Mri, Meniscus, Tear, Arthroscopy.

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