International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

A study on arthroscopic correlation of MRI findings in meniscal tears

2023, Volume 9 Issue 4

A study on arthroscopic correlation of MRI findings in meniscal tears

Author(s): Dr. Zacharias VB, Dr. Jacob PJ, Dr. Subramanian V and Dr. Harikrishnan S
Abstract: 
Aims and Objectives: The aim of this study is to identify how accurate MRI is in evaluating ligament injuries specifically meniscal injuries and thereby reliability of using MRI as a tool to identify those who do and don’t require surgery for ligament injury.
Materials and Methods: it is a cross-sectional study among 21 patients who were willing and undergoing arthroscopic intervention for grade 2 and 3 meniscal tears following pre-operative MRI evaluation at Govt. Medical College, Thrissur from April 2021 to December 2021.
Results: The vast majority of patients belonged to male gender indicating that males being involved in more physical labour and also in physical contact sports. Among 21 cases, 19(90.47%) were males and 2(9.53%) were females. The most frequent cause of meniscus injury in the study population was due to contact sports (61.9%) like football and kabbadi. Road traffic accidents were associated with other multiple injuries over the body.
Conclusion: MRI is indeed a reliable investigation to determine the meniscal injuries in a patient with knee injury and clinical features suggestive of the same. Most of the patients did present early with the symptoms and that was pointing to how important a normally functioning meniscus is for daily routine of an individual. In the modern era of advanced technology, MRI is the single best investigation to diagnose a meniscal injury.
Pages: 40-42  |  111 Views  48 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Zacharias VB, Dr. Jacob PJ, Dr. Subramanian V, Dr. Harikrishnan S. A study on arthroscopic correlation of MRI findings in meniscal tears. Int J Orthop Sci 2023;9(4):40-42. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2023.v9.i4a.3469
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