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Posterior cruciate ligament injury radiology

Nov 10, 2016  Preferred examination MRI is the preferred examination for evaluating posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries. It is the most sensitive and widely used modality for evaluating the PCL and the other cartilaginous and Knee NonMeniscal pathology Posterior Cruciate Ligament. We use the same criteria for all the other ligaments in the body.

Rubin DA: Magnetic resonance imaging of chondral and osteochondral injuries. Top Magn Reson Imaging 1998; 9: ; Rubin DA, Kettering JM, Towers JD, Britton CA: MR imaging of knees having Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears are less common than anterior cruciate ligament tears.

Epidemiology Posterior cruciate ligament tears account for 10 (range 223) of all knee injuries 2. Clinical presentation Many patients will be 1 Department of Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Box 3808, Durham, NC.

2 Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC. OBJECTIVE. There is little in the radiology literature regarding the MRI appearance of a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The MRI has high diagnostic accuracy for PCL injury, with 6mm considered the maximum front to back (anteriorposterior) diameter for a normal PCL on T2 sagittal imaging; a diameter 6mm indicates a torn PCL (figure 10).

Surgery for Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Patients who may be more likely to need surgery include those who have: PCL injuries in which pieces of bone have torn off and become loose Magnetic resonance imaging has now an indisputable role for the diagnosis of meniscus and ligament injuries of the knee.

Some technical advances have improved the diagnostic capabilities of magnetic resonance imaging so that diagnoses, which may change the therapeutic approach, such as a partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament or confirmation of unstable meniscal injuries Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries of the Knee at the National Football League Combine: An Imaging and Epidemiology Study Anatomic Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: State of the Art Emerging Updates on the Posterior Cruciate Ligament The posterior cruciate ligament is located in the back of the knee.

It is one of several ligaments that connect the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shinbone). The posterior cruciate ligament keeps the tibia from moving backwards too far. An injury to the posterior cruciate ligament requires a The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is one of the two cruciate ligaments that stabilise the knee joint.

Gross anatomy The PCL attaches to the posterior intercondylar area and passes anterosuperiorly to insert into the lateral surface of the PURPOSE: To illustrate the variety of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries and assess the type and frequency of associated knee injuries.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a retrospective review of 1, 950 magnetic resonance (MR) examinations of the knee, 47 patients with MR imaging findings of PCL injury were identified. In 24 Aug 18, 2011 The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is an important structure in maintaining the normal biomechanics of the knee and is the most commonly injured knee ligament. However, the oblique course of the ACL within the intercondylar fossa limits the visualization and assessment of the pathology of the Magnetic resonance imaging studies demonstrating injury to the posterior and anterior cruciate ligament and the posterolateral corner of the left knee.

( a ) Magnetic resonance imaging revealed fullthickness complete tears of the posterior and anterior cruciate ligaments consistent with the patients mechanism of injury, history, and Radsource MRI Web Clinic: PCL Tear. Dr. Michaell E. Stadnick. Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries account for up to 23 of all knee ligament injuries in the general population and are most commonly seen as a result of motor vehicle accidents and sportsrelated injuries.

The most sensitive and specific test to detect injury There is little in the radiology literature regarding the MRI appearance of a torn posterior cruciate ligament (PCL).

MRI Appearance of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tears Friedman H, Hoff FL, Hendrix RW, Rogers LF. Posterior cruciate ligament injury: MR imaging diagnosis and patterns of injury. Radiology 1994; 190: