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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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PATELLAR TENDON CONTUSION TRAUMA MRI

PATELLAR TENDON CONTUSION Patellar Tendon Contusion. In this case we have Patellar tendon contusion and Patella contusion.   Most commonly this combined appearance would be of Patellar Tendonosis with reactive oedema in the patella and inflammatory change extending into Hoffa’s fat.   However the history of trauma in this patient is important in being able …

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KNEE MRI PATELLA DISLOCATION SUBLUXATION

KNEE MRI PATELLA DISLOCATION SUBLUXATION DISCUSSION PATELLA DISLOCATION Patella Dislocation Subluxation MRI.  There has been a recent Patella dislocation with classical contra coup bone bruising and torn MPFL/ medial retinaculum.   The best clue to patella dislocation / subluxation on MRI is the presence of the contra coup bone bruising in the patella and femur. …

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