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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

High-resolution Ultrasonography of Meniscal Pathologies: Can It Serve as First-line Imaging Modality in Comparison to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Amandeep Singh, Indermeet Mangat, Parmeet Kaur, Bikramjit Singh

Keywords : Lateral meniscus, Medial meniscus, Meniscal tears, Magnetic resonance imaging, Sonography

Citation Information : Singh A, Mangat I, Kaur P, Singh B. High-resolution Ultrasonography of Meniscal Pathologies: Can It Serve as First-line Imaging Modality in Comparison to Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2021; 5 (2):66-70.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0132

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Abstract

Purpose: The knee joint injury is very usual in our daily life and many sports activities. As the attachment site for multiple tendons, ligaments, and associated bursae, knee disorders are indeed very common. The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of sonography in the diagnosis of meniscal pathologies employing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) correlation. Methods: In this prospective study, 50 participants with knee injuries were referred for sonography and MRI in our department. A high-resolution sonography examination was combined with an examination of the contralateral normal knee, and then MRI was used to confirm the diagnosis. Results: The study includes 50 participants with an average age of 37 years. The majority of participants were in the age-group of 21–30 years, with a maximum of 18 (36%). In diagnosing meniscal pathologies, sonography and MRI had a high level of agreement (k value = 0.674). Conclusion: Sonography is a valuable tool for evaluating patients with knee injuries and can be used as a primary imaging investigation because it allows for a quick, interactive, and cost-effective examination of meniscal injuries in the knee joint. MRI should be used to confirm the findings of sonography in meniscal pathologies.


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