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Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;35(3):557-77. doi: 10.1016/j.rdc.2009.08.003.

Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of subchondral bone and soft tissues in knee osteoarthritis.

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Department of Radiology, Quantitative Imaging Center, Boston University School of Medicine, 820 Harrison Avenue, FGH Building, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02118, USA. michelcrema@gmail.com

Abstract

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) has to be considered a whole joint disease. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows superior assessment of all joint tissues that may be involved in OA, such as the subchondral bone, synovium, ligaments, and periarticular soft tissues. Reliable MRI-based scoring systems are available to assess and quantify these structures and associated pathology. Cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluation has enabled practitioners to understand their relevance in explaining pain and structural progression.

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19931803
DOI:
10.1016/j.rdc.2009.08.003
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