Table 3.

Absence or focal defect of the plantar plate seen on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to contrast agent extravasation on MR arthrography in 28 lesser MTP joints in patients with RA.

MR Arthrography Contrast Agent ExtravasationNo Contrast Agent ExtravasationTotal
Standard MR
  Absence or focal defect of plantar plate14115
  Normal plantar plate4913