TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2012, Cilt 11, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 302-313)

The role of magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of patellofemoral joint diseases

Gökçen Çoban 1, Nefise Çağla Tarhan 1

1 Başkent Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Ankara

DOI: 10.5606/totbid.dergisi.2012.42
Görüntüleme: 446
İndirme : 1412

In this review, the pathologies which magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is highly sensitive for diagnosis in patients who are admitted with anterior knee pain and suspected patellofemoral joint disease were discussed. Patellofemoral joint anatomy, variations and pathologies, as well as MRI findings of degenerative diseases in acute and chronic phase were also explained. Detailed investigation is of utmost importance to allow early diagnosis and improve the quality of life of the patients with patellofemoral joint diseases.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Anterior knee pain; chondromalacia; magnetic resonance imaging; patellofemoral joint