Imaging of Cartilage in the Athlete

Christopher M. Coleman, Jonathan Flug, Nancy Major

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MRI remains the optimal imaging modality to evaluate cartilage injuries in the athlete. As these injuries have no intrinsic healing capacity, early and accurate noninvasive diagnosis remains integral to determining the most appropriate treatment option in this class of patients. Although surgical success depends primarily on clinical outcomes, MRI evaluation can provide pertinent information regarding the status of the surgical repair and the progression of cartilage disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-445
Number of pages19
JournalClinics in Sports Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cartilage injury
  • Cartilage repair
  • MRI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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