WHERE the MRI is performed, WHO interprets the examination may have an impact on radiological diagnosis, sub sequentially on treatment strategy and clinical outcome. Thanks again Lee Higginbotham for the info-graphic.
Are anatomical abnormalities, normal in a healthy population? Very high percentage of abnormalities found by scans in patient who weren't in pain.
Disk bulging, disk degeneration, cartilage defect, meniscal tear, CAM deformity, labral injury, pincer deformity. These are only some of the abnormalities found analysing asymptomatic patients with MRI scan, US scan and arthroscopy diagnostic modalities. Thanks to Lee Higginbotham.
Knee clicking has not relationship to pain and function in patient with anterior knee pain or patellofemoral pain
Knee crepitus has not relationship with pain and function in patients with patellafemoral pain.
Massimo Monticelli M.Ost