Kinematic MR imaging of the patellofemoral joint: Comparison of passive positioning and active movement techniques

Frank G. Shellock, Jerrold H. Mink, Andrew L. Deutsch, Thomas K F Foo

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Abstract

Thirteen patients underwent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the patellofemoral joint in an evaluation of passive positioning and active movement kinematic MR imaging techniques. Sixteen joints were symptomatic, and 10 were not. Delineation of normal and abnormal patellar alignment and tracking was similar with the two techniques, but kinematic MR imaging performed with active movement allowed a substantial reduction in examination time while permitting evaluation of the contribution of associated activated muscles and soft-tissue structures to patellofemoral joint function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)574-577
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume184
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Knee, abnormalities, 453.421
  • Knee, MR, 453.1214
  • Magnetic resonance (MR), cine study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Shellock, F. G., Mink, J. H., Deutsch, A. L., & Foo, T. K. F. (1992). Kinematic MR imaging of the patellofemoral joint: Comparison of passive positioning and active movement techniques. Radiology, 184(2), 574-577.