Imaging of the knee

David A. Rubin, Mario Maas

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Conventional radiographs are the initial imaging study in most suspected knee disorders. A minimum radiographic examination consists of an anteroposterior (AP) and lateral projection. For the early detection of articular cartilage loss, a posteroanterior (PA) radiograph of both knees with the patient standing and knees mildly flexed (the Rosenberg projection) is a useful adjunct: a joint space difference of 2 mm side-to-side correlates with grade III and higher chondrosis [1]. In patients with anterior knee symptoms, an axial projection of the patellofemoral joint, such as a Merchant view, can evaluate the patellofemoral joint space and alignment [2].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusculoskeletal Diseases 2013-2016
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnostic Imaging and Interventional Techniques
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9788847052925
ISBN (Print)9788847052918
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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    Rubin, D. A., & Maas, M. (2013). Imaging of the knee. In Musculoskeletal Diseases 2013-2016: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Techniques (pp. 59-66). Springer-Verlag Milan.