Tue, 17 March 2015
AJSM April 2015 Podcast: Inter- and Intraobserver Reliability in the MRI Measurement of the Tibial Tubercle–Trochlear Groove Distance and Trochlea Dysplasia
The tibial tubercle–trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance and trochlear structure have become important radiographic measurements in the evaluation and management of patients with patellar instability. Many orthopaedic surgeons, however, do not have access to musculoskeletal radiologists and therefore must make such measurements independently. The results of this study suggest that the intra- and interobserver reliability in the MRI measurement of the TT-TG distance and TDI is high for both orthopaedic surgeons and musculoskeletal radiologists. In addition, the TT-TG distance may be lower than previously thought in patients with patellar instability.