J. Kramer, A. Karnatanas

MRI of the Knee, second revised & expanded edition

MRI of the Knee 2

This book relates the current state of science in diagnostic investigation of the knee with MRI.

MRI of the Knee is a comprehensive guide for investigations of the knee joint. It provides recent images and enables the reader to approach MRI reporting about the knee in a practical way. Clinical aspects and a number of schematic diagrams make it easier to understand current trends in diagnostic investigation of the knee with MRI. All diseases of the knee joint are elucidated by top-ranking international authors in the 22 chapters of the book. It is easy to read and can also be used as a reference. Its modern and reader-friendly layout complements the professional presentation of this bestseller. In 2020, the first edition was completely revised, updated and four further chapters with over 70 pages were added. This publication will be of significant use and relevance for general radiologists in training as well as experts.

  • More than 1.700 illustrations and MR images
  • A unique didactic concept
  • Recent trends in diagnostic investigation of the knee are interpreted by international experts
  • Provides a practical reference for imaging techniques and protocols

Editor: Josef Kramer, Apostolos Karantanas
2nd english edition
Publication date: March 2020


  • Hardcover, English
  • 22 chapters, 432 pages
  • ISBN: 978-3-902933-81-2
  • Presale Price: € 159,00
    (price valid until 15th of March)
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  • Afonso P. Diana
  • Alcalá-Galiano Andrea
  • Allen Gina
  • Arora Richa
  • Azofra Palacios Juan
  • Borić Igor
  • Breitenseher Martin
  • Cerezal Pesquera Luis
  • Cotten Anne
  • De Jonge Milko
  • De Maeseneer Michel
  • Desbuquoit Damien
  • Döring Seema
  • Ereño María José
  • Fernandez Garcia Ernesto
  • Fritz Lars B.
  • Glaser Christian
  • Grainger Andrew J.
  • Hemke Robert
  • Heuck Andreas
  • Heusdens Christiaan H. W.
  • Horng Annie
  • Idoate Saralegui Fernando
  • Karantanas Apostolos
  • Kassarjian Ara
  • Klontzas Michail
  • Kramer Josef
  • Llopis Eva
  • Maas Mario
  • McNally Eugene
  • Musson Rachel
  • Mut Raul
  • Nöbauer-Huhmann Iris-M.
  • Olaso Elejoste Ines
  • Padrón Mario
  • Pones Julia
  • Pones Matthias
  • Pretterklieber Bettina
  • Pretterklieber Michael L.
  • Reurink Gustaaf
  • Sanchez Lacalle Eugenia
  • Schäffeler Christoph
  • Shahabpour Maryam
  • Sutter Reto
  • Thompson Graeme
  • Tsavalas Nikolaos
  • Tzalonikou Maria
  • Van Dyck Pieter
  • Vassalou Evangelia E.
  • Weidekamm Claudia
  • Wilson David J.
  • Wunn Rainer


  1. Anatomy
  2. Functional Anatomy of the Tibiofibular Joint
  3. The Meniscus
  4. MRI of the Cruciate Ligaments
  5. Medial Collateral Ligament and Posteromedial Corner of the Knee Joint
  6. Lateral Collateral Ligament and Posterolateral Corner of the Knee Joint
  7. The Anterolateral Knee Corner
  8. Anterior Aspect
  9. The Proximal Tibiofibular Joint
  10. Patellar Variants and Lesions
  11. Cystic Lesions around the Knee
  12. Imaging of Cartilage
  13. Muscle Lesions
  14. Musculoskeletal Lesions of the Knee in Children
  15. Friction, Impingement & Entrapment Syndromes of the Knee
  16. Non-Neoplastic Bone Marrow Disorders
  17. Benign Synovial Disorders of the Knee
  18. MR Imaging of the Knee in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  19. Osteoporosis in Sports, Effects on the Knee
  20. Soft Tissue Tumors
  21. Bone Tumors of the Knee Joint
  22. Guidelines for MR Imaging of Sports Injuries


Franz Kainberger

„In summary, the experts of this ESSR Sports Imaging Committee have successfully managed to provide the reader with an update of the practically relevant knowledge necessary for daily reporting.“
MRI of the knee is among the most commonly performed cross-sectional Imaging investigations and after decades of clinical use one would expect no significant new insights in this field. This, however, is completely contradicted with the book "MRI of the knee" edited by Josef Kramer and the Sports Imaging Committee of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR). The current knowledge of arthroscopy and other advancing treatment options for the knee is presented here by focussing on MR imaging. The book may be divided into four sections. In the first chapter, the anatomy is described systematically with respect to biomechanics and in such a great detail, that not only beginners, but also the experienced radiologist will receive some new information. The authors’ profound knowledge about the historical perspectives how morphological concepts evolved may open the radiologist’s eyes for a more thorough understanding of the daily routine reporting work. In the next five chapters, the major anatomic components of the knee with their typical injury patterns and how they appear with imaging are presented. Such, the kinetic chains of trauma, overuse and degeneration are discussed and footprint patterns of the weak chain links are described. Practice tips about how to avoid pitfalls reflect the authors’ great clinical expertise. A chapter about the children's knee contains all relevant topics of variants, congenital abnormalities, patterns of overuse, and common tumours in this patient group, One chapter is dedicated to juvenile arthritis with an extensive overview on quantitative imaging. In the remaining eight chapters, the authors deal with all major clinically relevant situations, i. e. trauma and instability, inflammation, swelling and malignancies. Typical and not so typical findings are presented in the context of etiology and biomechanics, thus supporting a more synoptic understanding of the disease processes of the knee. The figures are of excellent quality and many chapters contain long lists of up-to-date references. Searching for a peculiar detail or for topics discussed in different chapters within this broad spectrum of information – the postoperative knee is an example – may be difficult and we as readers hope for an e-book version in the near future. In summary, the experts of this ESSR Sports Imaging Committee have successfully managed to provide the reader with an update of the practically relevant knowledge necessary for daily reporting. The young publisher has shown us his high potential and power in how to realize a modern knowledge management concept in medicine.

Franz Kainberger

Division of Neuro- and Musculoskeletal Radiology
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy,
Medical University of Vienna


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MRI of the Knee, second revised & expanded edition

MRI of the Knee is a comprehensive guide for investigations of the knee joint. Tht completely revised and updated bestseller summarizes the state-of-the-art of MRI of the knee on 432 pages with 1700 illustrations.

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