Full-Thickness Knee Articular Cartilage Defects in National Football League Combine Athletes Undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Prevalence, Location, and Association With Previous Surgery
Nepple JJ et al. – Full–thickness articular cartilage lesions of the knee were present in 17.3% of elite American football players at the National Football League (NFL) Combine undergoing MRI. The lateral compartment appears to be at greater risk for full–thickness cartilage loss. Previous knee surgery, particularly meniscectomy, is associated with these lesions.