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Radiol Clin North Am. 2005 Jul;43(4):629-39, vii.

MR imaging of articular cartilage: current state and recent developments.

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Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA. pklang@partners.org

Abstract

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and a frequent cause of pain and disability. A number of exciting surgical treatment modalities have been introduced recently, including autologous chondrocyte transplantation and osteochondral allografting or autografting. MR imaging offers the distinct advantage of visualizing the articular cartilage directly. MR imaging can detect signal and morphologic changes in the cartilage and has been used to detect cartilage surface fraying, fissuring, and varying degrees of cartilage thinning.

PMID:
15893527
DOI:
10.1016/j.rcl.2005.02.009
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