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MRI abnormalities not always indicative of ankle ACI results

Hollis G. Potter, MD, chairman, Department of Radiology and Imaging at HSS, provides her perspective to Orthopedics Today on a recent study about MRI abnormalities not always being indicative of ankle ACI results.

She writes that the benefit of MRI following cartilage repair is to provide an objective assessment of the biologic integration of the tissue, as well as any host-mediated response. 

"It is not uncommon that objective outcome variables do not correlate with more subjective patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs)," she explains. The discordance between clinical (subjective) and imaging (objective) results is often a result of individuals who report good function and limited symptoms despite the presence of suboptimal graft appearance on imaging.

Read the full perspective at Healio.com.