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Table 20 Accuracy of MSK-DUSI for detecting soft tissue pathology of the knee

From: The accuracy of diagnostic ultrasound imaging for musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology of the extremities: a comprehensive review of the literature

Target Condition Study Reference Standard Sensitivity Specificity LR+ LR-
Tendinopathy/Tear Diagnostic Study      
 Full QTT Bianchi 1994 [104] Surgical Findings 1.00 1.00 - -
 Patella Tendinopathy Garrick 2008 [107] Clinical and MRI 0.87 0.79 4.14 0.16
  Warden 2007 [120] Clinical and MRI 0.87 0.82 4.83 0.16
 Popliteus Tear Sekiya 2010 [114] Surgical Findings 0.67 0.75 2.68 0.44
Ligament Injury       
 Full ACL Tear Fuchs 2002 [106] MRI 0.91 0.80 4.55 0.11
  Khan 2006 [108] MRI and Arthroscopy 0.79 1.00 - 0.21
  Ptasznik 1995 [112] Arthroscopy 0.91 1.00 - 0.09
  Skovgaard 2000 [116] Arthroscopy 0.88 0.98 - -
 Partial ACL Tear Khan 2006 [108] MRI and Arthroscopy 0.00 0.00 - -
 LCL Sekiya 2010 [114] Surgical Findings 0.33 1.00 -. 0.67
Plica Syndrome Derks 1986 [105] Arthroscopy 0.92 0.73 3.41 0.11
  Paczesny 2009 [110] Arthroscopy 0.90 0.83 5.29 0.12
Baker’s Cyst Ward 2001 [119] MRI 1.00 1.00 - -
Meniscal Tear       
 Medial Meniscus Alizadeh 2013 [102] MRI 0.83 0.71 2.86 0.24
  Azzoni 2002 [103] MRI 0.60 0.21 0.76 1.90
  Khan 2006 [108] MRI and Arthroscopy 0.93 0.93 13.3 0.08
  Najafi 2006 [109] Arthroscopy 1.00 0.95 20 0.00
  Park 2008 [79] MRI 0.86 0.85 5.73 0.16
  Rutten 1998 [113] Surgical Findings 0.82 0.75 3.29 0.24
  Shetty 2008 [115] MRI 0.86 0.69 2.77 0.20
  Wareluk 2012 [121] Arthroscopy 0.93 0.73 3.44 0.10
 Lateral Meniscus Khan 2006 [108] MRI and Arthroscopy 0.88 1.00 - 0.12
  Najafi 2006 [109] Arthroscopy 0.93 1.00 - 0.07
  Park 2008 [79] MRI 0.86 0.85 5.73 0.16
  Rutten 1998 [113] Surgical Findings 0.82 0.75 3.29 0.24
  Wareluk 2012 [121] Arthroscopy 0.67 0.96 16.8 0.34
Meniscal Cyst Rutten 1998 [113] Surgical Findings 0.97 0.86 6.93 0.03
  Sorrentino 2007 [117] MRI 0.94 1.00 - 0.06
Nerve Injury       
 Common Peroneal Neuropathy Visser 2013 [118] NCS 0.90 0.69 2.90 0.14
  1. QTT quadriceps tendon tear; ACL anterior cruciate ligament; LCL lateral collateral ligament