Capturing an image of a postoperative meniscus can serve as a challenge, but magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the symptomatic knee after meniscal surgery is a valuable diagnostic study for both the menisci and the entire joint. For patients who had a partial meniscetomy of less than 25% may be evaluated by MRI, but for those who have a partial meniscectomy of greater than 25%, meniscal repair, a direct or indirect magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) should be considered for evaluation. This study analyzes the decision between performing a direct (intra-articular) MRA, indirect (intravenous) MRA, or MRI to evaluate the meniscus after surgical repair.

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