International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Radiology and Medical Imaging Sciences | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Evaluation of Post Operative Knee Surgery and its Complications with Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Dr. Charan Chandrashekar Masali | Dr. Shrishail. S. Patil

Abstract: Title: Evaluation of post operative knee surgery and its complications with magnetic resonance imaging. Aims and Objectives: To assess the role of MRI in evaluation of the post - operative knee joint. Assessment of the complications after ACL, meniscal and cartilage surgical repair procedures. Methods and Materials: This prospective study was conducted in the department of Radio diagnosis at Basaveshwara Teaching and General Hospital on patients who were referred for MRI exam for post - operative assessment and patients presenting with complications after knee surgeries. Sample size: 25 The patients were evaluated with MRI using standard protocol. Results: 1) Data of 25 patients were analysed in the study. 2) 12 out 25 patients (50%), underwent reconstruction of the ACL ligament and ACL was the most common ligament to be reconstructed in knee surgeries. 3) 4 (16%) patients were operated with PCL reconstruction and 9 (36%) patients underwent meniscal repair. 4) 5 patients (41.66%), who underwent ACL reconstruction, had graft failure and graft impingement was seen in 1 patient (8.33%). 5) 1 each patient (25%), who underwent PCL reconstruction, developed laxity of the graft and focal artrofibrosis. 6) 2 patients (22.22%) who had meniscal repair were diagnosed with retorn meniscus. Conclusion: MRI has high sensitivity and specificity regarding the assessment of the post - operative knee joint and MRI imaging provides excellent anatomical and morphological assessment of the knee joint after surgical intervention of ACL, PCL and meniscal repair. It is important to be able to recognize the normal MR imaging appearance of the knee after the more common procedures, as well as complications associated with such procedures.

Keywords: ACL and PCL Reconstruction, Graft Failure, Graft Impingement, Retorn Mensicus

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 1556 - 1562

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