Healthy Knees Tips # 13.

Is MRI Final Answer for Diagnosis of Meniscus Injuries?

Do you really know how much reliable and accurate the MRI report is in detecting the meniscus pathology?

A recent report suggests that many times a false positive MRI scans may lead to unnecessary surgery and like wise patients with false negative MRI scans had a delay to surgery. So what should be the accurate way to confirm the pathology? 

A clinico-radiological correlation is more important than a radiological (MRI) evaluation alone. An arthroscopy surgeon/ sports surgeon must review MRI pictures himself and correlate it with his clinical findings before coming to a final conclusion.

A better quality MRI pictures are always better than low resolution MRI pictures.

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