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KNEE MSK MRI RADIOLOGY: We regularly post on Knee MRI and our Knee MRI Courses with all the posts on this page.

Knee MRI can be difficult due to the complex anatomy. In our posts we have concise explanation of the Knee MRI anatomy, the macroscopic pathology that’s relevant to the Imaging and the Imaging findings in various pathologies.

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ACL TEAR PIVOT SHIFT INJURY BONE CONTUSION PATTERN OSTEOCHONDRAL FRACTURE MRI KNEE

ACL TEAR PIVOT SHIFT INJURY BONE CONTUSION PATTERN OSTEOCHONDRAL FRACTURE MRI WHAT'S THE Dx? Pivot shift bone bruising of the lateral femoral condyle and an osteochondral depression fracture secondary to an ACL tear.   Characteristic bone contusion pattern seen with complete ACL tear.   The osteochondral fracture is seen with the flattening of the cortical …

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SYNOVITIS MRI FINDINGS KNEE WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE

SYNOVITIS MRI FINDINGS SYNOVITIS MRI FINDINGS: WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE Synovitis on MRI, like the many faced god in Game of Thrones, can have many appearances. However, like we saw in the article Tendinosis: Same Same But Different once you recognizes the different appearances, it’s the same pattern for each joint. Synovitis is usually …

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CHONDROMALACIA PATELLA FEMORAL TROCHLEAR CARTILAGE MRI KNEE

CHONDROMALACIA PATELLA FEMORAL TROCHLEAR CARTILAGE MRI DISCUSSION ON TROCHLEAR CARTILAGE MRI Chondromalacia of the femoral trochlear surface.   There is severe (in areas full thickness) cartilage loss (Green arrows) in the femoral trochlear.   Compare with normal thickness cartilage above and below (Pink arrows).   The femoral trochlear surface cartilage should be assessed on axial …

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KNEE INFRAPATELLAR PLICA SYNDROME RADIOLOGY MRI

KNEE INFRAPATELLAR PLICA SYNDROME RADIOLOGY MRI DISCUSSION ON KNEE INFRAPATELLAR PLICA PLICAS IN THE KNEE The infrapatellar plica is one of 4 plicas in the knee: Medial Patella Plica. Suprapatellar Plica. Infrapatellar plica. Lateral Patellar plica. INFRAPATELLAR PLICA ANATOMY Attaches to anterior intercondylar notch and inferior pole patella.   Runs through Hoffa’s Fat Pad.   …

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PATELLA DISLOCATION SUBLUXATION FRACTURE HEMARTHROSIS LIPOHEMARTHROSIS MRI KNEE RADIOLOGY

PATELLA DISLOCATION SUBLUXATION HEMARTHROSIS FRACTURE DISCUSSION ON PATELLA DISLOCATION SUBLUXATION HEMARTHROSIS FRACTURE The patient has had a recent patella dislocation and there is now a large suprapatellar effusion (on MRI this was a hemarthrosis).  On X-ray we can’t say defnitely that it’s a hemarthrosis but the presence of a fracture would indicate that it is …

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MENISCAL CYST RADIOLOGY INTRAMENISCAL TEAR MRI KNEE

MENISCAL INTRAMENISCAL CYST MRI RADIOLOGY DISCUSSION INTRAMENISCAL CYST. Extensive intra meniscal cyst anterior horn. A tear is not seen extending to the articular margin. However we may not always see the extension on MRI. So if you see an intra-meniscal or parameniscal cyst these are always due to an underlying tear even if we don’t …

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