Purpose: To compare the accuracy of radiographic, anthropometric, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods of determining width and length of the lateral meniscus with actual dimensions after anatomic dissection.
Take-Away: This study demonstrated the differences and accuracy on the many sizing techniques available for us to use when sizing patient films. According to this data, MRI and x-ray (using the Yoon modification) are the most accurate methods for sizing lateral menisci.
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Authors: Andreas Gomoll, Nehal Shah, Moises Cohen, et al.
Published: "Radiographic Methods Are as Accurate as Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Graft Sizing Before Lateral Meniscal Transplantation". The American Journal of Sports Medicine. December 2020.
Institution: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA