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Tears of the medial meniscus associated with increased radionuclide activity of the proximal tibia. Report of three cases.

Authors
  • Bauer, H C
  • Persson, P E
  • Nilsson, O S
Type
Published Article
Journal
International orthopaedics
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1989
Volume
13
Issue
2
Pages
153–155
Identifiers
PMID: 2744920
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Three patients who presented with longstanding medial knee pain and normal radiographs had an isotope bone scan in an attempt to arrive at a diagnosis. In each case there was a well-defined area of increased uptake over the medial tibial condyle and arthroscopy subsequently revealed meniscal damage. After arthroscopic menisectomy each patient became asymptomatic and the bone scan returned to normal. We suggest that patients with incapacitating knee pain, normal radiographs and a positive bone scan undergo an arthroscopy even in the absence of clinical signs of meniscal damage.

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