elbow mri normal variant radiology education asia



There are a few intra articular normal variants that we will commonly see on MRI of the elbow. This post reviews the four most common variants that could be confused with pathology.

mri elbow normal variant trochlear ridge radiology education asia
Image Above: Blue Arrow Trochlear ridge. Yellow arrow normal cartilage. Trochlear ridge not covered with cartilage but is approximately the same height as adjacent cartilage.

mri elbow normal variant pseudo defect trochlear radiology education asia
Image above
: Pseudo defect of the trochlea (Blue arrow). Localised defect in trochlear groove not covered by cartilage or bone.

mri elbow normal variant pseudo defect capitellum radiology education asia
Image Above: Pseudo defect of the capitellum (Blue arrows). Flattening of the capitellum but covered by cartilage.


mri elbow normal variant pseudo defect capitellum ocd radiology education asia
Image above: Defect caused by OCD is more anterior than a pseudo defect.

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