MRI – A Valuable Tool for the Evaluation of Various Abnormalities in Patients of Knee Pain

  • Suhail Ahmad Associate Professor, Department of Radio diagnosis, Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital.
  • Devalina Chakrabarti Assistant Professor, Department of Radio diagnosis, Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital
Keywords: MRI, Knee pain, Menisci, Osteoarthritis


Background: Diagnosis in cases of patients suffering from Knee pain has utmost important for treatment and to avoid unnecessary surgery. MRI is a non-invasive procedure in evaluation of knee joint. So this study was planned find out the prevalence of abnormalities detected by MRI in patients of knee pain.

Methods: The present study was conducted in Department of Radio Diagnosis and Orthopaedics at Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital. This prospective study was carried out on n=75 patients of knee pain attending Orthopaedic department of Era’s Lucknow Medical College and Hospital, Lucknow  for a period of six months.

 Results: Initially 95 patients were enrolled in our study on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria. But out of 95 patients, only 75 patients were completed our study period. Out of 75 patients,  42 patients were males and 33  patients were females. Knee pain was found common in age group 50-60 years age group. Joint effusion (84.6%) were more common followed by Edema (68.8%), Menisci lesions (48.8%) were more common as compared to ligament 

lesions (14.8%) in patients of knee pain. Osteoarthritis was found in 66.76 % of patients of knee pain.

Conclusions: Knee pain can occur at any stage of life due to various causative factors. MRI can demonstrate the exact nature and extent of bony as well as soft tissue abnormality. This has increase the use of MRI in evaluation of patients of knee pain.


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Ahmad S, Chakrabarti D. MRI – A Valuable Tool for the Evaluation of Various Abnormalities in Patients of Knee Pain. Int Arch BioMed Clin Res [Internet]. 2017Sep.23 [cited 2020Sep.18];3(3):108-10. Available from: