Postoperative Imaging in Sports Medicine

  • Ali Naraghi
  • Lawrence M. White


Surgical treatment of sports injuries has become increasingly common. Patients who remain symptomatic or develop new symptoms following surgery may be referred for further imaging. In the postoperative setting, the radiologist needs to be able to distinguish between normal postsurgical change and pathology. This requires familiarity with the common surgical techniques, their potential complications and the normal postoperative morphological changes. Diagnostic imaging criteria normally used in the preoperative patient may need to be modified as it may be of limited utility following surgery. Imaging protocols may also need to be tailored to reduce hardware related artefacts. Postoperative appearances of the common surgical procedures are reviewed with an emphasis on the knee and the shoulder.


Postoperative Meniscus Knee Rotator cuff Labrum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Medical ImagingMount Sinai Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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