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Imaging of the Patellofemoral Joint

  • Kevin R. Math
  • Bernard Ghelman
  • Hollis G. Potter


The rapidly expanding technologic improvements in diagnostic imaging have afforded radiology an increasingly important role in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders. For the past two decades, cross-sectional imaging with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have supplemented conventional radiography, arthrography, and the radionuclide bone scan, to provide important information about biomechanic structure and function of the bones and the joints. This chapter will address the utility of the various imaging modalities in the radiologic assessment of the patellofemoral joint.


Articular Cartilage Patella Tendon Patellofemoral Joint Quadriceps Tendon Osteochondritis Dissecans 
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