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ECR 2018 / C-3062
Posterior medial meniscal root lesions and its different patterns: an imaging approach
Congress: ECR 2018
Poster No.: C-3062
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Trauma, Inflammation, Athletic injuries, Perception image, Imaging sequences, Diagnostic procedure, MR, Musculoskeletal system, Musculoskeletal joint, Anatomy
Authors: B. S. Carleial1, R. D. C. LUNA2, L. P. PEREIRA2, C. L. D. M. Filho2, A. C. S. torres2; 1295, CE/BR, 2Fortaleza/BR


Identification of meniscal root tears at MRI is crucial because new arthroscopic surgical techniques have been developed to repair meniscal root tears and preserve the tibiofemoral cartilage of the knee. If left untreated, the consequences may include an early degenerative joint disease, with features like progressive cartilage loss, osteoarthritis, and subchondral edema, with the potential for development of a subchondral insuffciency fracture.


MRI consists in a fundamental tool in the anatomic assessment, detection and management of PMMRT. We will review this condition, focusing on the aspects and specific protocols that can be most helpful to evaluate this condition and its associations. 

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