The Evaluation of Transverse Genicular Ligament Frequency in MRIs in Rasool-e-Akram Hospital

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Mohammad Vaseie 1 , * , Homayoun Hadizadeh 2 , Zohreh Vaseie 3 , Leila Vaseie 4

1 Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

2 Associated Professor, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

3 Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

4 Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, Azad University, Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

How to Cite: Vaseie M, Hadizadeh H , Vaseie Z , Vaseie L . The Evaluation of Transverse Genicular Ligament Frequency in MRIs in Rasool-e-Akram Hospital, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2013 ; 11(2):e66145.

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Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 11 (2); e66145
Published Online: May 21, 2013
Article Type: Original Article
Received: January 22, 2013
Accepted: April 21, 2013

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Abstract

 

Background: Transvers geniculate ligament does not exist in all people and in some articles it was mentioned as a normal variation. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of transverse geniculate ligament in an Iranian’s people sample.

Materials and Methods: It was a descriptive-analytic and prospective study. It was conducted on one hundred and fifteen patients with different indication for knee MRI. Transverse ligament prevalence with 95% confidence intervals for its length and width were calculated through SPSS software.

Results: Finding showed that prevalence of transverse genicular ligament was 53.9%. There was no statistically relationship between exist of this ligament and sex of patients (P=0.5). Average length and width of this ligament were 30.158; 95%CI [20.0-42.70] mm and 2.299; 95%CI [0.5-4.20] mm respectively. There wasn’t statistically relationship between exist of this ligament and age of participants either (P=0.161).

Conclusion: Although our study sample possessed partly high frequency of transverse ligament prevalence, it still need to be more studies in different people in other races and countries to evaluate true prevalence of this ligament. Also physicians must be informed about this partly high frequency.

Keywords

Transverse genicular ligament MRI Knee

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