MR imaging of the proximal rectus femoris musculotendinous unit

Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2005 Nov;13(4):717-25. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2005.08.005.


MR imaging is a useful modality for diagnosing and grading proximal rectus femoris injuries.MR imaging is also valuable in predicting the length of recovery and rehabilitation time of musculotendinous strains and in presurgical planning when resection of a chronic hematoma, deep scar tissue, or a pseudocyst is contemplated.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Athletic Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Hip Injuries / diagnosis*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Muscle, Skeletal / injuries*
  • Tendon Injuries* / diagnosis*