MR imaging of the knee ligaments and the postoperative knee

Radiol Clin North Am. 1997 Jan;35(1):45-76.


MR imaging is an accurate, noninvasive, and cost-effective method for the evaluation of acute knee ligament injuries and in the examination of the postoperative knee. Understanding the normal anatomy and the pertinent clinical aspects of knee injuries is a prerequisite for accurate interpretation of MR imaging studies. The increasing popularity of ACL reconstruction following disruption of this ligament requires knowledge of the various surgical techniques and their MR imaging appearance as well as the appearance of possible complications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament / anatomy & histology
  • Collateral Ligaments / anatomy & histology
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / diagnosis
  • Joint Diseases / surgery
  • Knee Joint / anatomy & histology*
  • Knee Joint / pathology
  • Knee Joint / surgery
  • Ligaments, Articular / anatomy & histology*
  • Ligaments, Articular / pathology
  • Ligaments, Articular / surgery
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament / anatomy & histology
  • Postoperative Period