What are the limitations of arthrography?
The limitations of arthrography include:
- Partial tears of the rotator cuff may not be detected with conventional arthrography.
- Some joint injuries cannot be detected with conventional (x-ray) arthrography including tears of the cartilage which can be found inside and along the edges of some joints, bruising of neighboring bones and injuries to ligaments outside the joint.
- MR arthrography images the interior of the joint well, but is not as effective as standard MRI in detecting abnormalities of bone and surrounding tissues.