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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: Anth87 on September 28, 2018, 04:32:55 AM

Title: MRI Report - Surgeon can't explain
Post by: Anth87 on September 28, 2018, 04:32:55 AM
Hi All,
Wondering if i can get some help with my MRI report. I saw my surgeon yesterday and he said has never seen this before and cannot even explain it. I have had swelling and pain, also pain behind the knee cap 4 months post lateral release and arthoscopy for a meniscus tear.  He is now sending me to a pain specialist to block the sensitive nerves he believes are causing the issue

MRI Report:
There is a patch heterogenous bone marrow signal noted with in the distal femoral and proximal tibial epiphysis and including the patella. Some of these changes were present previously but this has shown some interval progression and the findings are most likely secondary to disuse osteopenia.

There is a mild to moderate knee joint effusion, and previously noted fluid protrusion through the extensor lateral retinaculum no longer identified. There is however marked synovial thickening which has shown interval progression since the comparison study.

Any feedback would be appreciated. Some MRI images attached
Title: Re: MRI Report - Surgeon can't explain
Post by: reflex_nl on September 30, 2018, 09:08:23 PM
Hi, please provide some more information, e.g age, type of pain, medication, injury, the reason for the LR?
it looks like you knee is still inflammed. Did you have an alignment issue?
Title: Re: MRI Report - Surgeon can't explain
Post by: Anth87 on September 30, 2018, 11:00:45 PM
Thanks for the reply. I am 31 yeaes old. Before the surgery I had a meniscus tear. I only has pain squatting. Sometimes my knee would lock. So I was told I needed a lateral release. I har the first scooe and lateral release in May. One week later I had internal bleeding and required another scope. Since then I have had continuous swelling and alot of pain trying extend the knee from a seated position.
Title: Re: MRI Report - Surgeon can't explain
Post by: reflex_nl on October 02, 2018, 10:10:08 PM
you're welcome and indeed - knee pain s*cks - I know all about it. Bleeding is not uncommon after a LR, but good docs try to prevent it. I still wonder what a LR has to do with a meniscus tear (you may want to check that again).


Note: you need probably 6 mths recovery at least, but people are typically more mobile at this stage.