Document Type : Research Article
The aim of present study is to study Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of meniscal injuries of knee joint with clinical profile. The number of knee pain or injury cases attending the outpatient and inpatient department of orthopaedics have not yet been estimated. So we took convenient sample size of 60 patients of knee pain or injury through random selection from the patients attending outpatient and inpatient department of orthopaedics.
Result: The above table shows distribution of study population according to history of acute trauma. It was observed that majority of patients were present with acute trauma (80%) and absent among 20 % patients. Among the study population, 43 (71 %) had anterior cruciate ligament tear, 6 (10%) had posterior cruciate ligament tear, 12 (20 %) had lateral cruciate ligament tear, among 7 (11%) had medial cruciate ligament tear.
Conclusion: MRI examination is a non-invasive and precise diagnostic technique to evaluate ligamentous and other soft tissue structures around the knee. Appropriate sequences and analysis of images in all three planes increases the diagnostic yield. Most of the injuries to ligaments and menisci can be diagnosed with increased level of confidence. Anatomical variants, artifacts and other pitfalls of imaging should be cautiously interpreted and differentiated from pathological entities. It was observed that majority of patients were having Anterior cruciate ligament tear (71 %) followed by Posterior cruciate ligament tear (10%).