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MENISCUS SIGNALS IN VIBRATION ARTHROGRAPHY

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MCCOY, GF, BEVERLAND, DE, Kernohan, George and MOLLAN, RAB (1987) MENISCUS SIGNALS IN VIBRATION ARTHROGRAPHY. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR ORTHOPADIE UND IHRE GRENZGEBIETE, 125 (3). pp. 275-279. [Journal article]

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URL: https://www.thieme-connect.com/ejournals/pdf/zfo/doi/10.1055/s-2008-1044727.pdf

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1044727

Abstract

The technique of vibration arthrography (VAG) permits the non-invasive evaluation of internal derangements of the knee. Using the computer-assisted recording and analysis equipment which has previously been described, a major survey was conducted into the signal patterns present in subjects with symptomatic knee joints. Two hundred and forty-seven patients were examined, and all of these subsequently underwent arthroscopy. One hundred and seventy-two patients were demonstrated arthroscopically to have a meniscal lesion and 150 of these gave characteristic meniscal signals. This paper discusses the vibration signal patterns associated with the various types of meniscal tear and the effect of surgery on the meniscal signal. The overall accuracy of vibration arthrography in the diagnosis of meniscal pathology was 86%. In many cases, not only could the site of a meniscal tear be determined, but the type of tear could be diagnosed with reasonable accuracy.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
ID Code:1315
Deposited By:Professor George Kernohan
Deposited On:19 Apr 2010 11:37
Last Modified:23 Jul 2012 14:52

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