MRI Imaging in the Multiple-Ligament-Injured Knee

  • W. James MaloneEmail author
  • Sean C. Hostmeyer


Radiologic imaging has proven invaluable in confirming clinically suspected pathology, discovering coexistent or unsuspected pathology, and providing a road map for surgical planning. MRI is especially useful for evaluating large and small blending musculotendinous stabilizers in patients with complex injuries or difficult clinical exams. The intent of this article is to review the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance of the normal musculotendinous anatomy and the appearance of injury.


Posteromedial corner Medial collateral ligament (MCL) Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (MRI) Posterolateral corner Radiology Knee Ligament Injury Cruciate 



Special thanks to prior contributors Faiz Syed MD and Peter Bolos MD.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Musculoskeletal Imaging, Department of RadiologyGeisinger Medical CenterDanvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyGeisinger Medical CenterDanvilleUSA

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