Diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance arthrography for triangular fibrocartilaginous complex injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Toby O Smith, Benjamin Drew, Andoni P Toms, Christina Jerosch-Herold, Adrian J Chojnowski

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Abstract

Triangular fibrocartilaginous complex (TFCC) tears are common sources of ulnar-sided wrist pain and resultant functional disability. Diagnosis is based on the history and clinical examination as well as radiographic evidence of a TFCC central perforation or a radial/ulnar tear. The purpose of this study was therefore to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) in the detection of TFCC injury in the adult population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-832
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume
Volume94
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2012

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Arthrography
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage
  • Wrist Injuries

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