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

Last updated: August 31, 2018
Project Number: RB1252-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  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.