Magnetic resonance imaging of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (type 2) of the knee
Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the additional value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the knee joint of patients with multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED) type 2 compared with conventional radiographic examination. Methods: Six individuals with MED (mean age 12.7 years) underwent investigation of their knee joints with conventional radiography and MRI. Results: As in conventional radiographs, MRI images showed irregular and delayed ossification of the epiphyses; articular cartilage had a normal appearance. Conclusion: Magnetic resonance imaging did not reveal specific abnormalities in patients with MED type 2 compared with conventional radiographs. The indications for MRI in patients with MED are the same as in patients without this condition.
|Keywords||Articular cartilage, Delayed ossification, Magnetic resonance imaging, Osteochondrodysplasia, adolescent, adult, article, articular cartilage, clinical article, controlled study, diagnostic value, epiphysis disease, female, human, image analysis, intermethod comparison, knee disease, knee radiography, male, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, priority journal, school child|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1053/radi.2000.0303, hdl.handle.net/1765/15733|
van Mourik, J.B.A., Weerdenburg, J.P.G., & Verhaar, J.A.N.. (2001). Magnetic resonance imaging of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (type 2) of the knee. Radiography, 7(1), 61–64. doi:10.1053/radi.2000.0303