Double contrast arthrography as a screening method of suspected meniscal lesions

Gyrtrup, H.J.; Mejdahl, S.; Hørby, J.; Laursen, K.

Ugeskrift for Laeger 152(37): 2649-2650


ISSN/ISBN: 0041-5782
PMID: 2219490
Document Number: 366828
On reevaluation after one year of experience with double-contrast-arthrography (DCA) we found in 83 consecutive patients with suspected meniscal lesion a true positive diagnostic frequency of 0.84, a true negative diagnostic frequency of 0.75, a true positive nosografic frequency of 0.87 and a true negative nosografic frequency of 0.70. This gives an increased diagnostic accuracy compared to the initial evaluation of the arthrografies. No complications of the examination were registered. As DCA demands fewer resources than arthroscopy, this method is suggested as a screening procedure in patients with possible tears of the menisci.

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