Study of the Spectrum of MRI Findings in Traumatic Knee Joint
Spectrum of MRI Findings in Traumatic Knee Joint
Background: The knee joint has three components, the lateral tibiofemoral, medial tibiofemoral and patellofemoral joints. Four bands of tissue, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments, and the medial and lateral collateral ligaments connect the femur and the tibia and provide joint stability. Subjects and Methods: The study was performed during a time period of 12 months. The results of the patients who had undergone both MR and arthroscopy studies were taken for analysis. Results: The most common age group to be involved was between 41-50 years. The following patterns of knee injuries were seen. Most common injury among cruciate ligaments was ACL tear of which complete tears were more common Posterior cruciate ligament tears were less common. Conclusion: Thus, the presence of an anteromedial femoral condyle bone bruise should increase the level of suspicion of a concurrent PLC Knee injury. In addition, we believe that the presence of a posteromedial tibial plateau bone bruise may be a secondary sign of a potential combined PLC injury in the setting of anterior cruciate ligament tear.