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.