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Magnetic resonance imaging in acute knee haemarthrosis

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Location: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1343341/pdf/jaccidem00030-0054b.pdf

Description: Arthroscopy was used as a gold standard in both selected studies. MRI lacks both the sensitivity required for a SnOut and specificity required for a SpIn on this evidence. The evidence only applies to the conditions stated (haemarthrosis and investigation within one week) and different results might be found at different times.
Clinical bottom line The evidence does not support early use of MRI scanning in acute knee haemarthrosis.
Towards evidence based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Magnetic resonance imaging in acute knee haemarthrosis. Mukerjee A. J Accid Emerg Med. 1999 May;16(3):216-7

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Mukerjee A.
Institution: J Accid Emerg Med.
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Language: English

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