Pre- and postoperative imaging of knee articular cartilage

Avneesh B. Chhabra, Gaurav K. Thawait, Gustav Andreisek

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The role of MRI in the preoperative diagnosis of knee cartilage injury and postoperative follow-up as it relates to the visualization, assessment, and characterization of cartilage repair tissue is described in this chapter. Whereas the cartilage repair tissue-specific MR techniques and the morphological/biochemical outcome of a given cartilage repair treatment procedure are reviewed, this chapter summarizes the routinely used techniques and their advantages. It also provides an overview of the available treatment options, including their indications, technique, and clinical results, and illustrates the MR morphology of repair sites as well as postoperative complications. Further, the magnetic resonance observation of cartilage repair tissue (2D and 3D MOCART) scoring system, which has been well validated in studies of cartilage regeneration techniques, is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArticular Cartilage of the Knee
Subtitle of host publicationHealth, Disease and Therapy
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781493975877
ISBN (Print)9781493975853
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Articular cartilage
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Osteochondral injury
  • Quantitative imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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