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Anatomy Research International
Volume 2012, Article ID 839724, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/839724
Research Article

Anterior and Posterior Meniscofemoral Ligaments: MRI Evaluation

Radiology Department, Papageorgiou General Hospital “Papageorgiou”, 56403 Thessaloniki, Greece

Received 11 June 2012; Accepted 16 August 2012

Academic Editor: Nikolaos Anastasopoulos

Copyright © 2012 A. Bintoudi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Although meniscofemoral ligaments are distinct anatomic units, their anatomy and function are controversial from an anatomic and radiologic point of view. Five hundred knee MR examinations were retrospectively studied in an effort to demonstrate the incidence and variations regarding sex and age distribution, as well as the anatomy of the meniscofemoral ligament at magnetic resonance imaging. Patients were mostly men, three hundred and twelve, in contrast with women who were fewer, one hundred eighty-eight patients. The mean age of the patients who were included in this study was 46 years. More than half of them were between 20 and 40 years old; one hundred thirty-three patients among 20 to 30 years old and one hundred and one patients among 31 and 40 years old, in total two hundred thirty-four patients.