CT and MR arthrograms demonstrate a consistent communication between the tibiofemoral and superior tibiofibular joints

Ross C. Puffer, Robert J. Spinner, Naveen S. Murthy, Kimberly K. Amrami

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Abstract

Communications between the tibiofemoral and superior tibiofibular joints (STFJ) have been thought to be infrequent. Previous anatomic studies have revealed these in only 10-64% of cases. In this study, the authors reviewed the results of direct knee arthrography performed in 17 consecutive patients from January 2010 to July 2011 with various knee or STFJ-related pathologies. In all 17 consecutive cases, the authors demonstrated evidence of knee and STFJ communications. The authors believe that high-resolution imaging arthrography, especially with physiological loading and delayed imaging, can demonstrate these communications more consistently than unenhanced anatomic studies. Clin. Anat. 2013.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-257
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Anatomy
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • CT
  • MRI
  • arthrography
  • joint communication
  • knee
  • superior tibiofibular joint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology

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