Femorotibial Degeneration (Chondromalacia, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Spontaneous Osteonecrosis)

  • Peter Teller
  • Hermann König
  • Ulrich Weber
  • Peter Hertel


Imaging in coronal and sagittal planes is most suitable and may be supplemented by axial sections, especially in assessing osteochondritis. Fat-suppressed sequences are likewise helpful. Intravenous contrast medium administration may help to assess the vitality of detached fragments but is usually not necessary when taking into account the signal characteristics.


Articular Cartilage Medial Compartment Medial Femoral Condyle Medial Condyle Osteochondritis Dissecans 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Teller
    • 1
  • Hermann König
    • 2
  • Ulrich Weber
    • 3
  • Peter Hertel
    • 4
  1. 1.Radiologische PraxisKernspintomographiePotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Radiologische GemeinschaftspraxisKernspintomographieEsslingenGermany
  3. 3.Zentralklinik Emil von Behring der Stiftung Oskar-Helene-HeimOrthopädische Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik der Freien Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Abteilung für Unfallchirurgie,Martin-Luther KrankenhausAkademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Humboldt-Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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