Role of MRI in evaluation of traumatic knee injuries
Dr. Shah Rishit Sandeep, Dr. Kumaraswamy S, Dr. Santosh N
Traumatic injuries to the knee have not only remained a diagnostic but a therapeutic challenge. The effective tool for the definition, characterization, and evaluation of the pathology of knee injuries has been the magnetic resonance imaging. This study takes into account the systematic approach for the establishment of anatomical and pathoanatomical correlations and the role of MRI in the course of evaluation of knee injuries. Imaging was carried out at the KVG Medical College hospital Sullia by application of the permanent magnet system and a combination of the solenoidal surface coils as well as the thin-section techniques under high resolutions. Images from the results show the structural anatomy and spatial characteristics of the knees that are in the right correlation with those that are in correspondence with the cadaveric cryosections. The analysis was determined on 105 patients who were imaged for the preoperative diagnoses of meniscal tears, anterior and posterior cruciate ligament tears as well as those who had fractures in the plateau of the tibia. Results indicate that MRI has a sensitivity of 95%, a sensitivity of 80% a specificity of 89%, and an accuracy of 80%. The imaging method showed a positive predictive value of more than 90%, which proved that the adoption of the MRI is vital in the evaluation of traumatic knee injury at the KVG Medical College Hospital, Sullia.