Validity of MRI, in the Assessment of the Meniscal and Cruciate Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee Joint and Comparison with Arthroscopic Findings
|IJOCP | April 2014 | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | Page 6
Conference: Poona Orthopaedic Society Annual Conference POSAC-2014,India [Click for Full details]
Authors: Yash Bhatia, Chintamanilatkar
Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Yash Bhatia
Email: y.bhatia @hotmail.com
Objective– To evaluate the validity of MRI, in the assessment of the meniscal and cruciate ligamenteous injuries of the knee joint and comparison with arthroscopic findings.
Methods : A two year prospective study from was performed on 50 patients with knee injury . The patients were referred to radiology department for MRI evaluation and arthroscopy.
Results: The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy for MRI of the menisci and ligaments were as follows: medial meniscus resulted in 100% sensitivity, 69.27% specificity, 90% PPV, 100% NPV and 92% accuracy: lateral meniscus resulted in 87.5% sensitivity, 88.23% specificity, 77% PPV, 93% NPV and 88% accuracy: anterior cruciate ligament resulted in 86.67% sensitivity, 91.43% specificity, 81% PPV, 94% NPV and 88% accuracy; posterior cruciate ligament resulted in 100% sensitivity, 95.83% specificity,50% PPV, 100 NPV and 96% accuracy.
Conclusion: Magnetic resonance imaging is a good, accurate and non invasive modality for the assessment of menisci and ligamenteous injuries. It can be used as a first line investigation in patients with soft tissue trauma to knee.
|How to Cite this Abstract|
|Bhatia Y, Chintamanilatkar.Validity of MRI, in the Assessment of the Meniscal and Cruciate Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee Joint and Comparison with Arthroscopic Findings. I J Orthopaedic Conference Proceedings April 2014;1(2):6.|