Arthritis

Question
Posted by: | 2017/08/18

Q.

Can knee inflammation be seen in MRI?

Hi I have knees problem for almost a year caused by chronic inflammation in quardicpes tendon and patellar tendon . Can it be seen in MRI? Is it for sure?

Expert's Reply

A.

Arthritis expert
- 2017/08/21

The MRI cannot show inflammation. However, bone oedema on the MRI may reflect inflammation.

Most times inflammation is detected clinically and does not require MRI.
I suspect the pain in you knees is coming from the soft-tissues around the knee rather than the knee itself.
Perhaps you should be examined by a rheumatologist.

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