Correlation of intra-articular osseous measurements with posterior cruciate ligament length on MRI scans.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135361
Title:
Correlation of intra-articular osseous measurements with posterior cruciate ligament length on MRI scans.
Authors:
Orakzai, S H; Egan, C M; Eustace, S; Kenny, P; O'flanagan, S J; Keogh, P
Affiliation:
Department of Orthopaedics, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. sajjadho@yahoo.com
Citation:
Correlation of intra-articular osseous measurements with posterior cruciate ligament length on MRI scans. 2010, 83 (985):23-7 Br J Radiol
Journal:
The British journal of radiology
Issue Date:
Jan-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/135361
DOI:
10.1259/bjr/27328610
PubMed ID:
19546181
Additional Links:
http://bjr.birjournals.org/cgi/content/full/83/985/23
Abstract:
Six patients with a clinical diagnosis of chronic posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) rupture, based on a positive posterior drawer test, had a normal appearance of the PCL on an MRI scan. It is postulated that the PCL had been ruptured but healed in a lengthened state. 12 volunteers with no history of knee trauma underwent an MRI scan of the knee. In this control group (n = 12), there was a close correlation between the lateral femoral condylar width in the sagittal plane and the PCL length, with a ratio of 2:1 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.817-2.095). In the clinically abnormal group (n = 6), the ratio was 1.49:1 (95% CI = 1.206-1.782) (p< 0.0005). In conclusion, the ratio of the lateral femoral condylar width in the sagittal plane to the PCL length is a useful index for diagnosing PCL attenuation and lengthening in the presence of a normal morphological MR appearance.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Chronic Disease; Femur; Humans; Knee Injuries; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Posterior Cruciate Ligament; Reproducibility of Results; Rupture; Sensitivity and Specificity
ISSN:
1748-880X

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOrakzai, S Hen
dc.contributor.authorEgan, C Men
dc.contributor.authorEustace, Sen
dc.contributor.authorKenny, Pen
dc.contributor.authorO'flanagan, S Jen
dc.contributor.authorKeogh, Pen
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-05T15:16:31Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-05T15:16:31Z-
dc.date.issued2010-01-
dc.identifier.citationCorrelation of intra-articular osseous measurements with posterior cruciate ligament length on MRI scans. 2010, 83 (985):23-7 Br J Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn1748-880X-
dc.identifier.pmid19546181-
dc.identifier.doi10.1259/bjr/27328610-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/135361-
dc.description.abstractSix patients with a clinical diagnosis of chronic posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) rupture, based on a positive posterior drawer test, had a normal appearance of the PCL on an MRI scan. It is postulated that the PCL had been ruptured but healed in a lengthened state. 12 volunteers with no history of knee trauma underwent an MRI scan of the knee. In this control group (n = 12), there was a close correlation between the lateral femoral condylar width in the sagittal plane and the PCL length, with a ratio of 2:1 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.817-2.095). In the clinically abnormal group (n = 6), the ratio was 1.49:1 (95% CI = 1.206-1.782) (p< 0.0005). In conclusion, the ratio of the lateral femoral condylar width in the sagittal plane to the PCL length is a useful index for diagnosing PCL attenuation and lengthening in the presence of a normal morphological MR appearance.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://bjr.birjournals.org/cgi/content/full/83/985/23en
dc.subject.meshChronic Disease-
dc.subject.meshFemur-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshKnee Injuries-
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imaging-
dc.subject.meshPosterior Cruciate Ligament-
dc.subject.meshReproducibility of Results-
dc.subject.meshRupture-
dc.subject.meshSensitivity and Specificity-
dc.titleCorrelation of intra-articular osseous measurements with posterior cruciate ligament length on MRI scans.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Orthopaedics, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. sajjadho@yahoo.comen
dc.identifier.journalThe British journal of radiologyen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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