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Arthrography of the Knee Joint

Irwin M. Siegel, MD
JAMA. 1980;243(5):469-470. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300310057029.
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This tidy volume from the Netherlands, written by a radiologist working in close collaboration with the orthopedic department of a state university hospital, reviews in some detail double-contrast arthrography of the knee joint. Discussion is well organized, beginning with a short historical annotation and a clear exposition of technique (the author prefers multiple roentgen views, while fluoroscopic examination seems to be the method used most by American radiologists). There follow chapters devoted to the various components of the knee, each correlating normal variations in gross and roentgen anatomy with the physiology and pathology of the structures in question. Included are not only meniscal lesions, for which arthrography is widely accepted as a diagnostic tool, but also conditions of the patellofemoral joint, cruciate and collateral ligaments, articular cartilage, and other internal structures of the joint for which the technique is not so well known.

Arthrography is compared with arthroscopy of the


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