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Browser’s notes Skeletal Radiol (2017) 46:1461–1462 DOI 10.1007/s00256-017-2733-3 Published online: 22 July 2017 ISS 2017 MRI can accurately detect meniscal ramp lesions of the knee. interobserver agreement was only moderate, 0.56. The authors conclude that MR is an excellent way to preop- Arner, JW, et al. eratively exclude ramp injuries; however, since some le- Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. (2017); Mar 25 sions may be missed by MR, arthroscopy remains most reliable for accurate diagnosis. The clinical importance of [Epub ahead of print]; PMID 28343325. treating ramp lesions remains unknown. Injuries of the posterior meniscocapsular attachment of the medial meniscus, i.e. “ramp” lesions, are relatively Magnetic resonance imaging predictors of failure in the common following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear nonoperative management of ulnar collateral ligament (9% - 17% incidence). These lesions are considered dif- injuries in professional baseball pitchers. ficult to diagnose on MR and challenging to identify at arthroscopy. This study evaluated the accuracy and repro- Frangiamore SJ, et al. ducibility of MR imaging diagnosis of these lesions. On Am J Sports Med. (2017); 45(8):1783–9 MR, a ramp lesion was defined as an irregular fluid sig- nal line completely traversing the capsular margin of the 32 professional pitchers with Skeletal Radiology Springer Journals

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