Magnetic Resonance Imaging Arthrograms for Labral Tear Diagnosis: Comparative Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines


( Last Updated : August 31, 2018)
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RB1252-000

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  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of MRI arthrograms (MRA) versus conventional MRI scans for the detection of labral tears in adult patients?

  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the diagnosis of labral tears in adult patients?


Key Message

Six systematic reviews (three with meta-analysis) and thirteen non-randomized studies were identified regarding the comparative clinical effectiveness of MRA versus conventional MRI scans for the detection of labral tears in adult patients. Additionally, one evidence-based guideline on the diagnosis of labral tears was identified.