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.

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doi.org/10.1053/radi.2000.0303, hdl.handle.net/1765/15733
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van Mourik, J., Weerdenburg, J. P. G., & Verhaar, J. (2001). Magnetic resonance imaging of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (type 2) of the knee. Radiography, 7(1), 61–64. doi:10.1053/radi.2000.0303