Advanced MR Imaging of the Cruciate Ligaments

Catherine C. Roberts, Jeffrey D. Towers, Mark J. Spangehl, John A. Carrino, William B. Morrison

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are crucial stabilizers of the knee. These ligaments are named by the location of their tibial attachments. Each ligament is composed of separate functional bundles that differ in size but are equally important in function. MR imaging is accurate and sensitive, making it the imaging technique of choice for evaluating these ligaments. Acute and chronic injuries involving the cruciate ligaments have typical appearances and associated findings. MR imaging interpretation must take into account atypical injuries and imaging pitfalls. Knowledge of normal ligament reconstruction techniques allows differentiation of the normal postoperative appearance from reconstruction failure and complications. Ligament reconstruction techniques, complications, and appearances are reviewed in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1003-1016
Number of pages14
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

Fingerprint

Ligaments
Posterior Cruciate Ligament
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Wounds and Injuries
Knee

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

Cite this

Roberts, C. C., Towers, J. D., Spangehl, M. J., Carrino, J. A., & Morrison, W. B. (2007). Advanced MR Imaging of the Cruciate Ligaments. Radiologic Clinics of North America, 45(6), 1003-1016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcl.2007.08.007

Advanced MR Imaging of the Cruciate Ligaments. / Roberts, Catherine C.; Towers, Jeffrey D.; Spangehl, Mark J.; Carrino, John A.; Morrison, William B.

In: Radiologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 45, No. 6, 11.2007, p. 1003-1016.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Roberts, CC, Towers, JD, Spangehl, MJ, Carrino, JA & Morrison, WB 2007, 'Advanced MR Imaging of the Cruciate Ligaments', Radiologic Clinics of North America, vol. 45, no. 6, pp. 1003-1016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcl.2007.08.007
Roberts CC, Towers JD, Spangehl MJ, Carrino JA, Morrison WB. Advanced MR Imaging of the Cruciate Ligaments. Radiologic Clinics of North America. 2007 Nov;45(6):1003-1016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rcl.2007.08.007
Roberts, Catherine C. ; Towers, Jeffrey D. ; Spangehl, Mark J. ; Carrino, John A. ; Morrison, William B. / Advanced MR Imaging of the Cruciate Ligaments. In: Radiologic Clinics of North America. 2007 ; Vol. 45, No. 6. pp. 1003-1016.
@article{f9768ea5e3694b59beb1adf71bb0586c,
title = "Advanced MR Imaging of the Cruciate Ligaments",
abstract = "The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are crucial stabilizers of the knee. These ligaments are named by the location of their tibial attachments. Each ligament is composed of separate functional bundles that differ in size but are equally important in function. MR imaging is accurate and sensitive, making it the imaging technique of choice for evaluating these ligaments. Acute and chronic injuries involving the cruciate ligaments have typical appearances and associated findings. MR imaging interpretation must take into account atypical injuries and imaging pitfalls. Knowledge of normal ligament reconstruction techniques allows differentiation of the normal postoperative appearance from reconstruction failure and complications. Ligament reconstruction techniques, complications, and appearances are reviewed in this article.",
author = "Roberts, {Catherine C.} and Towers, {Jeffrey D.} and Spangehl, {Mark J.} and Carrino, {John A.} and Morrison, {William B.}",
year = "2007",
month = "11",
doi = "10.1016/j.rcl.2007.08.007",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "45",
pages = "1003--1016",
journal = "Radiologic Clinics of North America",
issn = "0033-8389",
publisher = "W.B. Saunders Ltd",
number = "6",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Advanced MR Imaging of the Cruciate Ligaments

AU - Roberts, Catherine C.

AU - Towers, Jeffrey D.

AU - Spangehl, Mark J.

AU - Carrino, John A.

AU - Morrison, William B.

PY - 2007/11

Y1 - 2007/11

N2 - The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are crucial stabilizers of the knee. These ligaments are named by the location of their tibial attachments. Each ligament is composed of separate functional bundles that differ in size but are equally important in function. MR imaging is accurate and sensitive, making it the imaging technique of choice for evaluating these ligaments. Acute and chronic injuries involving the cruciate ligaments have typical appearances and associated findings. MR imaging interpretation must take into account atypical injuries and imaging pitfalls. Knowledge of normal ligament reconstruction techniques allows differentiation of the normal postoperative appearance from reconstruction failure and complications. Ligament reconstruction techniques, complications, and appearances are reviewed in this article.

AB - The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments are crucial stabilizers of the knee. These ligaments are named by the location of their tibial attachments. Each ligament is composed of separate functional bundles that differ in size but are equally important in function. MR imaging is accurate and sensitive, making it the imaging technique of choice for evaluating these ligaments. Acute and chronic injuries involving the cruciate ligaments have typical appearances and associated findings. MR imaging interpretation must take into account atypical injuries and imaging pitfalls. Knowledge of normal ligament reconstruction techniques allows differentiation of the normal postoperative appearance from reconstruction failure and complications. Ligament reconstruction techniques, complications, and appearances are reviewed in this article.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=35548987851&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=35548987851&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.rcl.2007.08.007

DO - 10.1016/j.rcl.2007.08.007

M3 - Article

C2 - 17981180

AN - SCOPUS:35548987851

VL - 45

SP - 1003

EP - 1016

JO - Radiologic Clinics of North America

JF - Radiologic Clinics of North America

SN - 0033-8389

IS - 6

ER -