The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: freddieb79 on August 15, 2012, 10:59:38 PM

Title: MRI and X-Ray Help!
Post by: freddieb79 on August 15, 2012, 10:59:38 PM
So I tore my ACL and will be getting it fixed as soon as I can get some time off to do it and my surgeon is available.  Anyway..., so I got access to my test results and although I was told only about a small meniscus tear, there was something else I noticed that I can't tell whether or not is troubling because my surgeon did not mention it.  (I can't talk with him for another couple of weeks).  Can anyone give their non-professional opinion.  I am a guy in my 30s. 

The x-rays write-up says the following:  After saying that the joints were well-maintained, it says this...

"slight spurring of the tibial spines"

The MRI says this:

"articular cartilage is mildly thinned over the medial facet of the patella"

Am I already showing the early stages of osteoarthritis?
Title: Re: MRI and X-Ray Help!
Post by: aclsurprise82 on August 18, 2012, 06:44:34 PM
Isn't there some cartilage death in all ACL tears according to a few studies?  Not everyone who tears his ACL ends up with arthritis, so I think that is why the OS didn't mention this to you.