The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: mjr7nyc on October 05, 2011, 05:28:48 AM

Title: Please help reading MRI results
Post by: mjr7nyc on October 05, 2011, 05:28:48 AM
Hello.  I've done some research regarding meniscal tears, but I'm still not able to interpret my results.  I know I have a tear on the inside/medial meniscus, but I don't understand much else.  Any clarification would be extremely appreciated. 

What type/shape of tear?  (bucket handle, parrot beak?)  Is it red/red, red/white, etc - in the area that receives blood and therefore, could heal?  Horizontal or vertical?  How bad/deep is this tear?  (Grade?)

"The medial meniscus demonstrates a midaspect flap tear extending to the inferior surface.  There is slight effusion and a small popliteal cyst."

Thanks for your expertise.   :)