Validity of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Report of Meniscal Tear in Relationship to Arthroscopic Findings


  • Zamin Abbas Shifa International Hospital
  • Sohail Hafeez Shifa International Hospital
  • Sajjad Hassan Orakzai Shifa International Hospital
  • Ammer Nabi Nur Shifa international Hospital
  • Fahim Khan Shifa International Hospital
  • Syed Muhammad Ismail Dow University of Health Sciences


Meniscus Tear, Quality of Life, MRI, accuracy



Knee joint has been of immense importance due to its location, movement and weight bearing. Greater usage also makes the knee prone to injuries. For the management of injuries an accurate diagnosis is needed. We aimed to determine the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in assessment of meniscal tear taking arthroscopy as gold standard

Materials and Methods :

We conducted a cross-sectional study including 180 participants from different age groups at Shifa international hospital, Islamabad. Patients underwent both MRI and Arthroscopy and the results were compared. For data analysis SPSS version 22 was used and the results were depicted using frequencies and percentages.


There were a greater number of male patients and the mean age was dash. Trauma and sports were the common cause of injuries. Sensitivity and specificity were found to be 95.95% and 69.13% respectively. PPV and NPV were 62.91% and 86.20% respectively.


MRI is a good, accurate non-invasive modality for the patients with meniscal tears while arthroscopy Still remains a gold standard.

Author Biographies

Zamin Abbas, Shifa International Hospital

Resident Orthopeadic 

Sohail Hafeez, Shifa International Hospital

Professor/Hod Of Orthopedics Department

Sajjad Hassan Orakzai, Shifa International Hospital

Consultant Orthopedics

Ammer Nabi Nur, Shifa international Hospital

Consultant Orthopedics

Fahim Khan, Shifa International Hospital

Consultant Orthopedics

Syed Muhammad Ismail, Dow University of Health Sciences

Medical Student





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