Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


Arthrography is a safe and relatively simple diagnostic procedure which provides an accurate and graphic preoperative means of defining pathology of the knee. In those cases where the expeditious evaluation and diagnosis of knee injury are of prime importance, ie, the athlete and industrial compensation case, arthrography provides a significant contribution. The clinical pathological features, salient anatomy and technic of study of internal derangements of the knee are discussed. Selected double contrast arthrograms illustrate normal and abnormal findings. Arthrotomies were performed in 20 of the 32 patients in this study with a positive arthrogram-arthrotomy correlation of 85%.