Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil 2021 Apr 2;3(2):e381-e390. Epub 2021 Feb 2.
Divisions of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York, U.S.A.
Purpose: To establish normative values for articular cartilage thickness in pediatric and adolescent knees using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and investigate for any associations with age and skeletal maturity.
Methods: MRI scans were analyzed in patients 7 to 18 years old without osteochondral lesions, chondral wear/pathology, intra-articular fractures, or history of knee surgery. Measurements of articular cartilage thickness at the patella (medial facet, lateral facet, median ridge), femur (medial condyle, lateral condyle, lateral trochlea), and tibia (medial plateau, lateral plateau) were made on axial, coronal, and sagittal MRI. Read More