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Diagnosis Orthopedics

Knee Cartilage Injury

Cartilage injuries can be difficult to diagnose, and while your doctor will start with a physical exam, evaluation with imaging may be necessary. This will include MRI and possibly X-rays. UCSF Health is a leader in using MRI to evaluate these injuries, allowing us to obtain valuable, precise information on the severity and location of your cartilage damage. We also use MRI in follow-up care to appraise the success of each patient's treatment.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.