Earlier this year about 6-8 weeks ago I had my knee injured by an oposing fwd being knocked into me and lying on my lower leg and my defenceman then hit my upper body and pushed me on my back while the knee was held firmly by the fwd. After the usual RICE treatment and some antinflamitory pills I had no relief. I have just had my MRI and would like to know what it means as Im in need of a working knee to keep playing hockey. Here is what the results are
MRI Left Knee
67 year male
Clinical Indication: Subacute left Knee Injury 6 weeks ago. Persisting pain, weakness and Instability. Rule out ACL
Technique: Routine MRI of the left knee were acquired
Findings: The ACL is intact. There is increased signal intensity in the PCL in keeping with highgrade partial tearing. There appear to be a few intack PCL firers.
There is periligamentous edema surrounding the proximal medial collateral ligament. The proximal superficial MCL fibers demonstrate diffuse increased signal intensit with thickening and partial tearing in keeping with grade 2 MCL injury. Some intact MCL firers are visualized. The deep fibers of the medial collateral ligament are not well visualized and likely torn.
There is irregularity on the undersurface of the posterior horn and body of the medial meniscus with a possible small flap fragment flipped inferiorly into the gutter.
The lateral collateral Ligamentous complex is unremarkable. No tear of the lateral meniscus identified.
Diffuse cartilage thinning in the medial tibioferoral compartment with multifocal partial thickness defects. Diffuse patellar cartilage thinning with multifocal full thickness defects and minimal reactive marrow change marrow signal is otherwise withing normal limits,
The extensor mechanism is intact. No intraarticular bodies are identified. There is a small joint effusion. No Bakers cyst.
1. High-grade partial tear of the PCL
2. Grade 2 medial collateral ligament injury as described
3. Undersurface tear of the posterior horn and body of the medial meniscus with a possible small flap fragment fliffed inferiorly into the gutter
4. Moderate to high-grade chondromalacia patella, Multifocal moderate medial tibiofermoral compartment chondromalacia
Thats it... and the defenceman only bought me one beer after the game, I think I should ask for a few more...
Any help would be appreciated as Id would like to be resonable informed when I get to see the knee doctor I hope I havent made too many errors with my really old typing skills
Is there anything I can do to get in better shape (knee wise) so that things will get better quicker