Femorotibial Degeneration (Chondromalacia, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Spontaneous Osteonecrosis)
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.
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