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Anat Res Int. 2012; 2012: 839724.
Published online Sep 17, 2012. doi:  10.1155/2012/839724
PMCID: PMC3457609
Anterior and Posterior Meniscofemoral Ligaments: MRI Evaluation
A. Bintoudi,* K. Natsis, and I. Tsitouridis
Radiology Department, Papageorgiou General Hospital “Papageorgiou”, 56403 Thessaloniki, Greece
*A. Bintoudi: antoniabin/at/yahoo.com
Academic Editor: Nikolaos Anastasopoulos
Received June 11, 2012; Accepted August 16, 2012.
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.
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