Show Summary Details
Page of

Internal Derangement of the Knee 

Internal Derangement of the Knee
Internal Derangement of the Knee

Ankur Garg

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 25 June 2022

Chapter 108 focuses on knee MRI, first discussing some general technical considerations of musculoskeletal MRI, and then discussing individual components, including the menisci, cruciate and collateral ligaments and articular cartilage, which often contribute to knee pathology. After initial radiographic assessment, MRI is the most helpful imaging modality to detect internal derangement of the knee, and the knee is the most commonly ordered extremity MRI examination. MRI is an extremely powerful tool for determining the source of the patient’s symptoms and directing future treatment, and it is the most sensitive imaging study to evaluate the menisci, ligaments, tendons, and muscles in the setting of knee pain or instability. Additionally, MRI is also an excellent tool to evaluate the bones and articular cartilage.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.