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How to Read an MRI of an FCL (LCL) Tear

Complex knee specialist Dr. Robert LaPrade discusses how to read an MRI of an FCL (LCL) tear. The FCL (fibular collateral ligament) is also known as the LCL (lateral collateral ligament). In this video Dr. LaPrade identifies how a FCL injury differs from a complete posterolateral corner injury.

Most of the time an FCL tear […]

How to Read an MRI of an FCL (LCL) Tear

How to Read an MRI of a Radial Meniscus Tear

Sports medicine knee specialist Robert LaPrade, MD PhD reviews how to read an MRI of a radial meniscus tear. It is important to be able to differentiate a radial meniscus tear on magnetic imaging because they are a lot different than other tears. In a younger patient a radial tear can […]

How to Read an MRI of a Radial Meniscus Tear

How to Read an MRI of an Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesion

Colorado complex knee specialist Robert LaPrade MD, PhD. sits down to discuss how to read an MRI of an osteochondritis dissecans lesions, also known as an OCD lesion.

An osteochondritis dissecans lesion in the knee is a condition that is caused by a reduction of blood flow to the end of a bone within the […]

How to Read an MRI of an Osteochondritis Dissecans Lesion

How to Read an MRI of a Meniscal Root Tear

Colorado knee surgeon, Dr. Robert LaPrade discusses how to read an MRI of a meniscal root tear. The meniscal roots are the attachment sites for the meniscus to the bone, and are important because if detached can cause instability to the meniscus. Meniscal root tears have only been identified within the last five to […]

How to Read an MRI of a Meniscal Root Tear

How to Read an MRI of a Medial Meniscus Tear

Colorado knee surgeon, Dr. Robert LaPrade details the specifics on how to read an MRI of a medial meniscus tear. There are different types of meniscus tears and a horizontal cleavage tear occurs within the fibers of the meniscus and splits the meniscus in the top and bottom pieces.

To begin, we start with a […]

How to Read an MRI of a Medial Meniscus Tear

How to Read an MRI of a PLC Injury

Complex knee specialist Robert LaPrade MD, PhD. discusses how to read an MRI of a PLC injury. The posterolateral corner of the knee is comprised of three main stabilizers; the fibular collateral ligament, the popliteus tendon and the popliteofibular ligament.

We start off with a coronal view of a right knee. As we start to […]

How to Read an MRI of a PLC Injury

How to Read an MRI of a MCL Injury

Complex knee surgeon, Robert LaPrade MD, PhD. breaks down how to read a MRI of an MCL injury. This patient had a skiing injury on the medial side of the knee.

To begin, the coronal image is assessed. In this type of image the normal structures will be dark and the torn structures will be […]

How to Read an MRI of a MCL Injury

How to Read an MRI of a PCL Tear

Colorado knee specialist Dr. Robert LaPrade breaks down the specific on how to read an MRI of a PCL tear. This specific case shows an isolated PCL tear.

Starting with sagittal images on the lateral side of the knee, you can see the menisci and closer to the midline you can see the anterior cruciate […]

How to Read an MRI of a PCL Tear

How to Read an MRI of an ACL Tear

In this video, Colorado knee surgeon Dr. LaPrade identifies how to read an MRI of an ACL tear. He looks at the normal anatomy of the knee and what a torn ACL looks like and the secondary signs of an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Starting with a sagittal view of the lateral aspect of the […]

How to Read an MRI of an ACL Tear

How To Read an MRI of a Normal Knee

Colorado knee specialist Dr. Robert LaPrade discusses how to read an MRI of a normal knee. Anatomy of the knee can be complicated and hard to understand. Through the use of magnetic resonance imaging, clinicians can diagnose ligament and meniscal injuries along with identifying cartilage defects, bone fractures and bruises.

To begin, we use a […]

How To Read an MRI of a Normal Knee
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