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Offline SophieJones

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I Don't understand the jargon
« on: September 01, 2005, 12:36:39 PM »
I have been sent the report for my MRI scan but do not have the follow up appointment for a couple of weeks and I want to know what it all means. It says I have ruptured my ACL which I do understand but it also says that I have a torn ligament hanging in the dependent portion of the intercondylar notch and forward translation of the tibia which I don't understand. Please can someone exlplain what these two other things are and how bad it is. Thank you.


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Re: I Don't understand the jargon
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2005, 12:30:03 PM »

Hi, sorry about your ACL injury.  I am not too sure about reading MRI, but think this is all about your ACL injury, other people here could probably help you more with the MRI report though.

There are many posts in the 'Specialists Office' under 'Cruciate Ligaments' that discuss ACL injuries.  You could get alot of information there about this injury.

Here is a good site for ACL, hope that it helps you some.....
there are tabs at the top of the page to direct you through the site.....

Good luck,

« Last Edit: September 02, 2005, 12:35:26 PM by Shade »

Offline BridgetJones_uk

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Re: I Don't understand the jargon
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2005, 10:31:33 AM »
Ok, I'll give it a go, but as I will reiterate your OS will tell u exactly what hes interpreted it as and his diagnosis. Also I am just a student, so don't quote me on any of this. But you've torn your ACL, which is one of the ligaments in the intercondylar notch (which is like the upside down U shape at that forms the top of the knee joint - google it there are some good pics!) The ACL prevents the forward motion of the femur on the tibia. So in conclusion what the report is saying that your ACL is torn in the intercondylar notch and the tibia has moved forward and theres nothing stopping it.

BUT as I said your OS will give u his definitive answer just be patient, but till then u could swot up on ACL injuries and knee anatomy, but then again, I'm just sad.....!

Hope everything goes well for you and you find the answers your looking for.

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