Femorotibial Degeneration (Chondromalacia, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Spontaneous Osteonecrosis)

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

Abstract

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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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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