MRI high-signal intensity in the menisci of asymptomatic children. Takeda, Y., Ikata, T., Yoshida, S., Takai, H., & Kashiwaguchi, S. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume, 80-B(3):463--467, May, 1998. 00053
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We reviewed retrospectively the MRI examinations of 108 knees of 80 children to identify the prevalence of a high signal in the menisci of those without symptoms. There were 51 boys and 29 girls with a mean age of 12.2 years (8 to 15). The prevalence of a high signal within the menisci was 66%, significantly higher than that in an adult group (29%). The prevalence decreased with age: grade-2 and grade-3 changes were observed in 80% of menisci at ten years of age, in 65% at 13 years and in 35% at 15 years. The prevalence of high signals also decreased with increased skeletal maturity at the knee. We emphasise the importance of awareness of the high prevalence of a high signal intensity in the menisci of children, especially in early adolescence.
@article{takeda_mri_1998,
	title = {{MRI} high-signal intensity in the menisci of asymptomatic children},
	volume = {80-B},
	issn = {2049-4394, 2049-4408},
	url = {http://www.bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/content/80-B/3/463},
	abstract = {We reviewed retrospectively the MRI examinations of 108 knees of 80 children to identify the prevalence of a high signal in the menisci of those without symptoms. There were 51 boys and 29 girls with a mean age of 12.2 years (8 to 15).
The prevalence of a high signal within the menisci was 66\%, significantly higher than that in an adult group (29\%). The prevalence decreased with age: grade-2 and grade-3 changes were observed in 80\% of menisci at ten years of age, in 65\% at 13 years and in 35\% at 15 years. The prevalence of high signals also decreased with increased skeletal maturity at the knee.
We emphasise the importance of awareness of the high prevalence of a high signal intensity in the menisci of children, especially in early adolescence.},
	language = {en},
	number = {3},
	urldate = {2014-01-18TZ},
	journal = {Journal of Bone \& Joint Surgery, British Volume},
	author = {Takeda, Y. and Ikata, T. and Yoshida, S. and Takai, H. and Kashiwaguchi, S.},
	month = may,
	year = {1998},
	note = {00053},
	keywords = {Adolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Bone Development, Child, Epiphyses, Female, Humans, Knee Joint, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Menisci, Tibial, Osteogenesis, Prevalence, Retrospective Studies, Tibia},
	pages = {463--467}
}

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