Purpose: To correlate clinical results to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and arthroscopy after cryopreserved nontissue-antigen–matched meniscal transplantations. Type of Study: Blinded; the observers were blinded for each others' assessment. Materials and Methods: Sixteen consecutive patients were included in the protocol. First, clinical evaluation and MRI were performed. Second, within 24 hours, arthroscopy was performed. Results: The clinical results showed better correlation between clinical results and arthroscopy than between clinical results and MRI. In the present study, MRI was not beneficial in evaluating meniscal transplants. Conclusions: Using more sophisticated MRI techniques, the correlation between clinical results, arthroscopy, and MRI could probably be improved.
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 16, No 5 (July), 2000: pp 517–521
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