Pain in knee after twisting injury
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The cartilage is seen to be separated from the subchondral bone with fluid intensity in between.
Chondral delamination injuries are thought to be produced by shearing injury and involve a separation of the uncalcified articular cartilage from the calcified cartilage at the tidemark
Normally chondral injuries are associated with meniscal tears, delamination injuries however show no such association.
Identifying these injuries is crucial as surgical debridement upto the subchondral bone is required.
- MRI Appearance of Chondral Delamination Injuries of the Knee Scott D. Kendell, Clyde A. Helms, John W. Rampton, William E. Garrett, and Laurence D. Higgins AJR May 2005 184:1486-1489