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The efficiency of MRI scan for the evaluation of ligament tear in Synovial Joints

Siraj D.A.A. Khan, Oroub Saeed M. Malih, Shuruq Hassan A. Al Mutawwa, Rahaf Hameed A. Aldoshan, Atheer Nasser S. Alahmari, Reham Hamad H. Alamairah

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Int. J. Biosci.21(6), 123-129, December 2022

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/21.6.123-129


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Bones are connected in the body through flexible and strong tissues called ligaments. Sudden falls and extreme force on joints can cause ligament tears. To treat this problem, early detection is very important. MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is considered the best technique for the detection of ligament tears. So, the study was conducted to check the efficiency of MRI in the detection of ligament tears. A study was carried out in King Khalid Hospital on 50 patients with a ligament tear. The causes and most common types of ligament tears were diagnosed by using MRI. Results showed that males (68%) had more ligament tears than females (32%). The age group of 21-30 years had high frequency and the most frequent ligament tear was found in knee joints. MRI has the ability of accurate and clear imaging. That’s why it is considered gold standard imaging to assess ligament injuries in synovial joints.


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